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Thursday March 21, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 717
    Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
  • 1871
    Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
  • 1925
    Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1935
    Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'
  • 1943
    Wehrmacht 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.
  • 1968
    Battle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.
  • 1980
    US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
  • 1999
    Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
  • 2006
    Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport riot causing $1M in damage.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1825
    Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
  • 1835
    Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1882
    Bascom Lamar Lunsford, American lawyer, folklorist, and folk musician (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Maurice Catarcio, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • 1950
    Roger Hodgson, English musician (Supertramp)
  • 1962
    Mark Waid, American comic book writer
  • 1967
    Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
  • 1968
    DJ Premier, American record producer
  • 1968
    Jaye Davidson, American actor
  • 1975
    Justin Pierce, British actor (d. 2000)

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