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Tuesday March 19, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1812
    The Cádiz Cortes promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
  • 1853
    The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
  • 1962
    Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
  • 1965
    The 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.
  • 1966
    Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.
  • 1969
    The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
  • 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?

  • 1488
    Johannes Magnus, Swedish religious figure (d. 1544)
  • 1888
    Josef Albers, German artist (d. 1976)
  • 1888
    Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1916
    Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1936
    Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
  • 1944
    Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian-born assassin
  • 1971
    Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
  • 1976
    Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1986
    Tyler Bozak, Canadian-Ukrainian ice hockey player

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