March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2019 was the 80th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries 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 21: This Day in History
March 21st is the common date of the March equinox (although astronomically the equinox is more likely to fall on March 20 in all but the most easterly longitudes). In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year.
March 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1188Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.
- 1801The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
- 1804Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
- 1943Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.
- 1945World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully complete their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of Drava concludes.
- 1952Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1970The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
- 1990Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
- 1997In a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49.
- 1999Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
Who were born on March 21?
- 1885Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (d. 1952)
- 1901Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
- 1933Michael Heseltine, English politician
- 1944Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress
- 1955Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Greek politician
- 1962Matthew Broderick, American actor
- 1968Samantha Dorman, American model
- 1972Christopher Wallace, American Rapper also known as The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie Smalls (d. 1997)
- 1974Edsel Dope, American singer (Dope)
- 1977Charles Blackstone, American author
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