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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.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1931
    Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.
  • 1962
    Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
  • 1989
    The 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.
  • 2004
    3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1534
    José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary to Brazil (d. 1597)
  • 1739
    Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
  • 1742
    Túpac Amaru II, Incan revolutionary (d. 1781)
  • 1849
    Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)
  • 1864
    Charles Marion Russell, American artist (d. 1926)
  • 1883
    Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1950)
  • 1905
    Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • 1963
    Neil LaBute, American playwright and filmmaker
  • 1981
    Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model

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