March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2019 was the 78th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1687Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
- 1865American 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.
- 1885Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
- 1931Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
- 1945World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
- 1954Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.
- 1982Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
- 1990The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
- 2003United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
- 2008GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1534José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary to Brazil (d. 1597)
- 1892James Van Fleet, American military officer (d. 1992)
- 1927Richie Ashburn, American baseball player (d. 1997)
- 1933Renée Taylor, American actress
- 1936Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
- 1943Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
- 1952Warren Lees, New Zealand Test wicket-keeper
- 1962Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1969Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
- 1987Michal Švec, Czech footballer
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