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)
- 1861The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
- 1895Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
- 1946French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 1965The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
- 1966Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.
- 1969The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
- 1990The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
- 2002Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
- 20043-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
- 2004Konginkangas 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?
- 1829Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
- 1883Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1950)
- 1904John Sirica, American judge (d. 1992)
- 1905Albert Speer, German architect (d. 1981)
- 1914Jay Berwanger, American football player (d. 2002)
- 1962Jim Korderas, American professional wrestling referee
- 1973Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
- 1975Antonio Daniels, American basketball player
- 1981Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model
- 1981Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
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