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Saturday March 20, 2021

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2021 is the 79th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1600
    The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
  • 1616
    Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
  • 1951
    Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 1956
    Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • 1985
    Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 2000
    Jamil 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?

  • 1800
    Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican Head of State (d. 1845)
  • 1948
    Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • 1954
    Mike Francesa, American sports talk show host
  • 1957
    Chris Wedge, American animator
  • 1958
    Stephen Sommers, American film director
  • 1959
    Sting, American professional wrestler
  • 1960
    Norm Magnusson, American fine artist
  • 1979
    Fiona Wade, British actress
  • 1986
    Julián Magallanes, Argentine footballer

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