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Thursday March 19, 2020

March 19: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 1945
    World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.
  • 1954
    Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
  • 1954
    Willie 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.
  • 1962
    Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
  • 1969
    The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
  • 2003
    United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1914
    Jay Berwanger, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    Benito Jacovitti, Italian comic artist (d. 1997)
  • 1923
    Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • 1936
    Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
  • 1947
    Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1961
    Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1968
    Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
  • 1971
    Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
  • 1979
    Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • 1987
    Michal Švec, Czech footballer

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