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Saturday March 21, 2020

March 21: Day of the Week

March 21, 2020 is the 81st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 1556
    In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.
  • 1804
    Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: Austrian forces repel French troops in the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube.
  • 1871
    Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
  • 1913
    Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1918
    World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
  • 1935
    Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'
  • 1963
    Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • 1965
    Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
  • 1980
    US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1863
    George Owen Squier, American inventor (d. 1934)
  • 1885
    Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (d. 1952)
  • 1904
    Jehane Benoît, Canadian culinary author (d. 1987)
  • 1917
    Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious figure (d. 2011)
  • 1942
    Kostas Politis, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1949
    Eddie Money, American musician
  • 1978
    Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980
    Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
  • 1990
    Mandy Capristo, German singer (Monrose)

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