March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2020 was the 80th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 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.
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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March 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1848Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- 1861An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
- 1913Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
- 1916Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
- 1948With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
- 1964The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- 1999Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
- 2000Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff’s deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
- 2006Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.
Who were born on March 20?
- 43 BCOvid, Roman poet (d. 17 AD)
- 1469Princess Cecily of York (d. 1507)
- 1639Ivan Mazepa, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1709)
- 1725Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
- 1879Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
- 1922Ray Goulding, American comedian (d. 1990)
- 1929Germán Robles, Spanish actor
- 1954Mike Francesa, American sports talk show host
- 1974Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
- 1986Julián Magallanes, Argentine footballer
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