What are the important events that happened on March 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 20 is the 79th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 7, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,489,968,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontaenneagon’ day.

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Pisces 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 336 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,550 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 20 Historical Events

  • 1600
    The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
  • 1760
    The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
  • 1848
    Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1922
    The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
  • 1951
    Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 1952
    The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
  • 1974
    Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
  • 1985
    Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1502
    Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
  • 1906
    Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    Willie Brown, American politician
  • 1945
    Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • 1952
    Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1961
    Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1971
    Touré, American writer
  • 1982
    José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1985
    Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
  • 1989
    André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer

Who died on March 20?

  • 1916
    Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
  • 1940
    Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
  • 1964
    Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and author (b. 1923)
  • 1981
    Gerry Bertier, American wheelchair Olympian (b. 1953)
  • 1983
    Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 1992
    Georges Delerue, French film composer (b. 1925)
  • 1997
    Tony Zale, American boxer (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
  • 2010
    Harry Carpenter, English television sports commentator (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)

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