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Friday March 19, 2021

March 19: Day of the Week

March 19, 2021 was the 78th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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)

  • 1861
    The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
  • 1990
    The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureş begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
  • 2002
    Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
  • 2004
    A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1848
    Wyatt Earp, American policeman and gunfighter (d. 1929)
  • 1914
    Jay Berwanger, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1916
    Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician (d. 1984)
  • 1923
    Giuseppe Rotunno, Italian cinematographer
  • 1928
    Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • 1960
    Eliane Elias, Brazilian jazz musician and composer
  • 1967
    Michael Bletsas, Greek engineer, Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab
  • 1973
    Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
  • 1975
    Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer

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