March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2018 was the 79th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 235Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
- 1760The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
- 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.
- 1848Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- 1888The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
- 1913Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
- 1974Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
- 1980The Radio Caroline ship, Mi Amigo founders in a gale off the English coast.
- 1987The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- 2006Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1502Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
- 1823Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)
- 1828Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1906)
- 1831Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
- 1895Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
- 1916Pierre Messmer, French politician, Prime Minister (1972-1974) (d. 2007)
- 1933George Altman, American baseball player
- 1950Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
- 1973Jane March, English actress
- 1980Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
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