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Saturday March 23, 2019

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2019 was the 82nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.
  • 1801
    Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
  • 1862
    The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign. Though a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.
  • 1868
    The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
  • 1939
    The 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.
  • 1978
    The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
  • 1989
    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
  • 1994
    Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
  • 2001
    The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1862
    Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • 1887
    Juan Gris, Spanish artist (d. 1927)
  • 1895
    Dane Rudhyar, French-US author, composer, astrologer (d. 1985)
  • 1945
    Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1958
    El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
  • 1961
    Steve Holmes, Romanian/German pornographic actor
  • 1968
    Michael Atherton, English cricketer
  • 1979
    Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1987
    Alan Toovey, Australian footballer

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