March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2022 was the 79th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1888The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
- 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.
- 1964The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- 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.
- 1987The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- 1993An IRA bomb explodes, killing two children in Warrington, Northwest England.
- 1999Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1879Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
- 1882René Coty, French President (d. 1962)
- 1922Carl Reiner, American film director
- 1938Sergei Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
- 1939Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada
- 1957David Foster, Australian woodchopper
- 1959Dave Beasant, English football goalkeeper
- 1959Sting, American professional wrestler
- 1971Manny Alexander, Dominican baseball player
- 1979Freema Agyeman, British actress
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