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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1801Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
- 1857Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
- 1868The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
- 1908American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
- 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.
- 1980Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
- 1994Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
- 1999Gunmen assassinate Paraguay’s Vice President Luis María Argaña.
- 2003In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 654 Iraqi combatants are also killed.
Who were born on March 23?
- 1723Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
- 1769Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
- 1862Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
- 1907Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
- 1914Milbourne Christopher, American illusionist (d. 1984)
- 1915Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II figure (d. 1991)
- 1934Mark Rydell, American film and television director
- 1935Barry Cryer, British writer and comedian
- 1964John Pinette, American comedian
- 1971Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
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