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Friday March 20, 2020

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2020 was the 80th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 235
    Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1933
    Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida’s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1956
    Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • 1985
    Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 2005
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
  • 2006
    Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1925
    John Ehrlichman, American political figure (d. 1999)
  • 1937
    Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Lois Lowry, American children’s author
  • 1945
    Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1948
    Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
  • 1958
    Stephen Sommers, American film director
  • 1959
    Sting, American professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
  • 1985
    Yoan Merlo, French e-sport gamer

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