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Friday March 23, 2018

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2018 was the 82nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” – at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1879
    War 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.
  • 1889
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
  • 1905
    Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete’s union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
  • 1956
    Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
  • 1965
    NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
  • 1978
    The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
  • 1982
    Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1994
    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 1996
    Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1826
    Léon Minkus, German/Czech composer and violinist (d. 1917)
  • 1895
    Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (d. 1985)
  • 1927
    Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Dave Pike, American jazz musician
  • 1942
    Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1954
    Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
  • 1964
    Hope Davis, American actress
  • 1978
    David Tom, American actor, twin brother of listed above
  • 1981
    Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player

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