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Wednesday March 20, 2019

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2019 was the 79th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1208
    Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1883
    The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
  • 1916
    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 1923
    The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso’s first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
  • 1988
    Eritrean 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.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 1995
    A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.
  • 2006
    Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1828
    Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1906)
  • 1908
    Sir Michael Redgrave, English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1911
    Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1917
    Vera Lynn, English actress and singer
  • 1933
    Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 1937
    Lois Lowry, American children’s author
  • 1943
    Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • 1971
    Ingrid Kavelaars, Canadian actress
  • 1982
    Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984
    Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer

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