March 23: Day of the Week
March 23, 2021 was the 82nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1400The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Ho Quy Ly, a court official.
- 1708James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
- 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.
- 1909Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
- 1933The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
- 1935Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
- 1962Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
- 1965NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
- 1978The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
Who were born on March 23?
- 1910Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
- 1912Wernher von Braun, German-born physicist and engineer (d. 1977)
- 1920Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
- 1937Craig Breedlove, American land speed record holder
- 1950Anthony De Longis, American actor
- 1963Míchel (José Miguel González Martín), Spanish footballer
- 1965Sarah G. Buxton, American actress
- 1976Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider
- 1976Jeremy Newberry, American football player
- 1976Keri Russell, American actress
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