Wednesday March 20, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2024 was the 80th day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

March 20 Historical Event(s)

1848
Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
1852
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
1861
An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
1914
In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
1916
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
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”.
1964
The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
1990
Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
1995
A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.
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?

1735
Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
1828
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1906)
1918
Jack Barry, American TV host (d. 1984)
1921
Dušan Pirjevec, Slovenian resistance fighter, philosopher and literary historian (d. 1977)
1935
Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
1941
Kenji Kimihara, Japanese long-distance runner
1951
Curt Smith, American author and media host
1954
Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
1971
Touré, American writer
1984
Winta, Norwegian musician

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