March 23: Day of the Week
March 23, 2021 is the 82nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
- 1806After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their “Corps of Discovery” begin their arduous journey home.
- 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.
- 1889The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
- 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.
- 1956Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
- 1978The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
- 1989Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
- 1994A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
Who were born on March 23?
- 1858Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1941)
- 1862Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
- 1899Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
- 1931Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)
- 1939Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
- 1958El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
- 1965Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
- 1972Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
- 1976Michelle Monaghan, American actress
- 1992Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player
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