What happened this day in history March 19

What are the important events that happened on March 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 19 is the 78th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 6, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 466,440 hours 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 ‘heptacontaoctagon’ 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 328 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 3,740 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.

March 19 Historical Events

  • 1853
    The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
  • 1915
    Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
  • 1916
    Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp, is activated.
  • 1945
    World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.
  • 1958
    The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.
  • 2008
    GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1848
    Wyatt Earp, American policeman and gunfighter (d. 1929)
  • 1925
    Brent Scowcroft, American former Cabinet member and military officer
  • 1935
    Nancy Malone, American actress
  • 1937
    Clarence “Frogman” Henry, American musician
  • 1944
    Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
  • 1952
    Warren Lees, New Zealand Test wicket-keeper
  • 1968
    Tyrone Hill, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Michael Krumm, German race car driver
  • 1979
    Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • 1984
    Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress

Who died on March 19?

  • 1286
    King Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)
  • 1649
    Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1717
    John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist (b. 1636)
  • 1796
    Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
  • 1897
    Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer (b. 1810)
  • 1939
    Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist (b. 1911)
  • 1950
    Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • 1979
    Richard Beckinsale, English actor (b. 1947)
  • 2007
    Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2008
    Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)

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