March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2017 was the 78th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1941World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
- 1946French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 1965The 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.
- 1969The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
- 2002Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
- 2003United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
- 20043-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
- 2004Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
- 2008GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1778Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815)
- 1888Josef Albers, German artist (d. 1976)
- 1904John Sirica, American judge (d. 1992)
- 1910Joseph Carroll, American military officer (d. 1991)
- 1917Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
- 1923Pamela Britton, American actress (d. 1974)
- 1944Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian-born assassin
- 1952Harvey Weinstein, American film producer
- 1954Indu Shahani, Indian educator
- 1961Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
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