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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 235Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
- 1602The Dutch East India Company is established.
- 1815After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.
- 1848Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- 1852Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
- 1888The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
- 1923The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso’s first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
- 1993An IRA bomb explodes, killing two children in Warrington, Northwest England.
- 20032003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
- 2006Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1923Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (d. 2006)
- 1945Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
- 1950William Hurt, American actor
- 1954Paul Mirabella, American baseball player
- 1957David Foster, Australian woodchopper
- 1971Ingrid Kavelaars, Canadian actress
- 1974Paula Garces, Colombian actress
- 1980Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
- 1984Christy Carlson Romano, American actress
- 1986Julián Magallanes, Argentine footballer
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