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Saturday March 20, 2021

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2021 was the 79th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1208
    Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1616
    Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1856
    Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)
  • 1874
    Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • 1876
    Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • 1917
    Vera Lynn, English actress and singer
  • 1918
    Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist
  • 1931
    Hal Linden, American actor
  • 1959
    Sting, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Bianca Lawson, American actress
  • 1985
    Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
  • 1985
    Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player

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