March 23: Day of the Week
March 23, 2020 was the 83rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” – at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1868The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
- 1879War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.
- 1919In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
- 1931Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
- 1939The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
- 1978The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
- 1991The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
- 1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
- 2005Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.
Who were born on March 23?
- 1430Margaret of Anjou, queen consort of Henry VI of England (d. 1482)
- 1638Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1731)
- 1887Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
- 1900Erich Fromm, German-born psychoanalyst (d. 1980)
- 1920Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
- 1933Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
- 1939Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
- 1971Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
- 1978Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
- 1992Vanessa Morgan, Canadian actress and singer
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