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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)

  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
  • 1951
    Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 1964
    The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
  • 1985
    Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
  • 1985
    Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb explodes, killing two children in Warrington, Northwest England.
  • 1995
    A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1770
    Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • 1890
    Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (d. 1957)
  • 1903
    Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1954
    Mike Francesa, American sports talk show host
  • 1961
    Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1964
    Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
  • 1969
    Mannie Fresh, American producer
  • 1982
    José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1985
    Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
  • 1987
    Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer

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