March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2022 was the 80th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: Austrian forces repel French troops in the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube.
- 1871Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
- 1919The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
- 1925Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
- 1928Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
- 1933Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
- 1965Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
- 1994The last episode of the Australian TV series Mother and Son was broadcast.
- 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?
- 1839Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (d. 1881)
- 1902Son House, American musician (d. 1988)
- 1924Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (d. 2010)
- 1937Tom Flores, American Football player
- 1942Kostas Politis, Greek basketball player and coach
- 1949Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist and cultural critic
- 1962Mark Waid, American comic book writer
- 1963Shawon Dunston, American baseball player
- 1972Chris Candido, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
- 1972Large Professor, American hip hop artist
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