March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2020 was the 81st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 717Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
- 1788A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
- 1800With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.
- 1801The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
- 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.
- 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: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
- 1970The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
- 1994The last episode of the Australian TV series Mother and Son was broadcast.
Who were born on March 21?
- 1917Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist and politician (d. 1984)
- 1923Philip Abbott, American actor (d. 1998)
- 1936Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
- 1948Scott Fahlman, American computer scientist
- 1958Gary Oldman, English actor
- 1968Greg Ellis, English actor
- 1970Cenk Uygur, American radio talk show host
- 1978Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
- 1982Jocie Kok, Chinese-Singaporean singer
- 1985Ryan Callahan, American hockey player
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