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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 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.
- 1909Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
- 1919In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
- 1935Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
- 1978The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
- 1994At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
- 1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
- 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)
- 1831Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
- 1905Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
- 1933Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist
- 1937Robert Gallo, American physician
- 1949Roland Lee, American artist
- 1971Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1972Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
- 1992Vanessa Morgan, Canadian actress and singer
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