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Thursday March 19, 2020

March 19: Day of the Week

March 19, 2020 was the 79th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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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It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.

March 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1863
    The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
  • 1885
    Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1895
    Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  • 1915
    Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
  • 1921
    Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
  • 1931
    Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
  • 2004
    3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
  • 2004
    Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1721
    Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (d. 1771)
  • 1873
    Max Reger, German composer (d. 1916)
  • 1894
    Moms Mabley, American comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1909
    Louis Hayward, British actor (d. 1985)
  • 1916
    Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1939
    Joe Kapp, American football player
  • 1949
    Hirofumi Hirano, Japanese politician and Chief Cabinet Secretary
  • 1952
    Harvey Weinstein, American film producer
  • 1975
    Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
  • 1986
    Tyler Bozak, Canadian-Ukrainian ice hockey player

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