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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1600The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
- 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.
- 1861An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
- 1916Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
- 1956Tunisia gains independence from France.
- 1964The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- 1988Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
- 1995A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.
- 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.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1905Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
- 1908Sir Michael Redgrave, English actor (d. 1985)
- 1915Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian politician, President (1974-1986) (d. 2000)
- 1937Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
- 1954Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
- 1957Theresa Russell, American actress
- 1961Ingrid Arndt-Brauer, German politician
- 1963David Thewlis, British actor
- 1987Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
- 1991Mattia Destro, Italian footballer
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