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Wednesday March 23, 2022

March 23: Day of the Week

March 23, 2022 was the 82nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 283 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
  • 1962
    Ship NS, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative.
  • 1982
    Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1989
    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
  • 1991
    The 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.
  • 1994
    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 2005
    Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1858
    Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1941)
  • 1868
    Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
  • 1904
    H. Beam Piper, American science fiction author (d. 1964)
  • 1937
    Craig Breedlove, American land speed record holder
  • 1944
    Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist (The Groundhogs)
  • 1956
    José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician
  • 1967
    David Ford, Canadian kayaker
  • 1976
    Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider
  • 1978
    Nicholle Tom, American actress, twin sister of listed below
  • 1986
    Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer

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