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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1857Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
- 1868The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
- 1889The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
- 1939The 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.
- 1962Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
- 1991The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
- 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?
- 1869Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)
- 1912Wernher von Braun, German-born physicist and engineer (d. 1977)
- 1925David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
- 1934Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
- 1950Anthony De Longis, American actor
- 1950Corinne Clery, French actress
- 1957Amanda Plummer, American actress
- 1976Michelle Monaghan, American actress
- 1979Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
- 1986Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
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