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Monday March 20, 2023

March 20: Day of the Week

March 20, 2023 is the 79th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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)

  • 1616
    Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
  • 1760
    The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
  • 1815
    After 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.
  • 1914
    In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 1916
    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 1951
    Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 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?

  • 1735
    Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
  • 1874
    Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • 1931
    Hal Linden, American actor
  • 1936
    Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
  • 1945
    Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1950
    Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • 1956
    Catherine Ashton, British politician
  • 1957
    Theresa Russell, American actress
  • 1961
    Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1965
    William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian

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