March 23: Day of the Week
March 23, 2019 is the 82nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 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.
- 1862The 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.
- 1879War 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.
- 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.
- 1931Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
- 1989Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
- 1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
- 2001The 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?
- 1904H. Beam Piper, American science fiction author (d. 1964)
- 1922Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- 1938Dave Pike, American jazz musician
- 1941Jim Trelease, American educator and children’s literature author
- 1953Chaka Khan, American singer
- 1964Hope Davis, American actress
- 1965Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
- 1979Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
- 1979Natalia Hadjiloizou, Belarusian/Cypriot swimmer
- 1992Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player
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