March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2018 was the 78th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1863The 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.
- 1885Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
- 1915Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
- 1921Irish 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.
- 1932The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
- 1943Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
- 1958The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.
- 1989The Egyptian Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.
- 2003United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1749Princess Louisa of Great Britain (d. 1768)
- 1888Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
- 1920Paul Hagen, Danish actor (d. 2003)
- 1927Richie Ashburn, American baseball player (d. 1997)
- 1943Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1953Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (d. 1985)
- 1974Vida Guerra, Cuban-American swimsuit model
- 1976Stelios Sfakianakis, Greek footballer
- 1982Matt Littler, British actor
- 2007Prince Abdullah bin Ali of Jordan
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