March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2021 is the 79th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1600The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
- 1616Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
- 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.
- 1913Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
- 1951Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
- 1956Tunisia gains independence from France.
- 1985Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
- 1990Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
- 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.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1800Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican Head of State (d. 1845)
- 1948Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
- 1950Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
- 1954Mike Francesa, American sports talk show host
- 1957Chris Wedge, American animator
- 1958Stephen Sommers, American film director
- 1959Sting, American professional wrestler
- 1960Norm Magnusson, American fine artist
- 1979Fiona Wade, British actress
- 1986Julián Magallanes, Argentine footballer
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