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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1208Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
- 1848Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
- 1883The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
- 1948With 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.
- 1952The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
- 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.
- 1985Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
- 1988Eritrean 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.
- 2000Jamil 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.
- 2005A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1477Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527)
- 1904B. F. Skinner, American psychologist (d. 1990)
- 1906Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
- 1941Pat Corrales, American baseball player
- 1951Jimmie Vaughan, American blues guitarist
- 1956Catherine Ashton, British politician
- 1961Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
- 1963David Thewlis, British actor
- 1969Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
- 1979Fiona Wade, British actress
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