March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2021 is the 78th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1812The Cádiz Cortes promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
- 1853The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
- 1861The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
- 1918The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
- 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.
- 1931Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
- 1946French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 1954Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
- 1969The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
- 20043-19 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?
- 1749Princess Louisa of Great Britain (d. 1768)
- 1873Max Reger, German composer (d. 1916)
- 1888Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
- 1891Earl Warren, American politician and jurist; 30th Governor of California; and 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)
- 1905Albert Speer, German architect (d. 1981)
- 1916Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
- 1946Ruth Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
- 1954Indu Shahani, Indian educator
- 1968Tyrone Hill, American basketball player
- 1976Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
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