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Wednesday March 20, 2019

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2019 was the 79th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1815
    After 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.
  • 1852
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
  • 1914
    In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 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”.
  • 1974
    Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 2005
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
  • 2006
    Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 43 BC
    Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17 AD)
  • 1502
    Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
  • 1903
    Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1920
    Pamela Harriman, British-American diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1969
    Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker
  • 1970
    Michael Rapaport, American actor
  • 1986
    Dean Geyer, Australian singer and actor
  • 1987
    Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player
  • 1989
    Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer

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