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Wednesday March 20, 2019

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2019 is the 79th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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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March 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 235
    Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
  • 1914
    In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 1916
    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 1942
    World 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”.
  • 1956
    Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 1999
    Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
  • 2006
    Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1725
    Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • 1914
    Wendell Corey, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1915
    Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1965
    William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian
  • 1969
    Mannie Fresh, American producer
  • 1972
    Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 1979
    Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
  • 1982
    Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
  • 1985
    Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
  • 1987
    Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer

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