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Saturday March 21, 2020

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.

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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.
  • 1800
    With 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Carthage – British planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school and 125 civilians are killed.
  • 1963
    Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • 1968
    Battle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.
  • 1980
    On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase “Who shot J.R.?”
  • 1997
    In a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Son House, American musician (d. 1988)
  • 1925
    Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1942
    Kostas Politis, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1945
    Rose Stone, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • 1949
    Eddie Money, American musician
  • 1968
    Greg Ellis, English actor
  • 1968
    Scott Williams, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
  • 1974
    Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
  • 1982
    Colin Turkington, British racing driver

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