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Friday March 20, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1933
    Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida’s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 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”.
  • 1948
    With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Eritrean 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.
  • 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
    Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1879
    Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
  • 1914
    Wendell Corey, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1925
    John Ehrlichman, American political figure (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)
  • 1943
    Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • 1954
    Paul Mirabella, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Paul Annacone, American tennis player
  • 1968
    Liza Snyder, American actress
  • 1984
    Valtteri Filppula, Finnish ice-hockey player
  • 1987
    Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player

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