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 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)
- 1801Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
- 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.
- 1848The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
- 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.
- 1889The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
- 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.
- 1919In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
- 1942World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
- 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?
- 1732Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
- 1831Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
- 1922Marty Allen, American comedian and actor
- 1938Dave Pike, American jazz musician
- 1943George P. Lee, former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and convicted sex offender (d. 2010)
- 1954Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
- 1965Gary Whitehead, American poet
- 1978Nicholle Tom, American actress, twin sister of listed below
- 1980Russell Howard, English comedian
- 1982Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer
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