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Wednesday March 18, 2020

March 18: Day of the Week

March 18, 2020 was the 78th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 288 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.

March 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1438
    Albert II of Habsburg becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1834
    Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
  • 1874
    Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1922
    In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
  • 1937
    The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
  • 1965
    Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1970
    Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Who were born on March 18?

  • 1603
    Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
  • 1877
    Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • 1904
    Margaret Tucker, Australian indigenous-rights activist (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
  • 1945
    Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
  • 1955
    Francis G. Slay, American politician
  • 1964
    Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • 1969
    Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer
  • 1978
    Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1983
    Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player

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