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
The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
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.
Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
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.
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.
The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.
GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
Wyatt Earp, American policeman and gunfighter (d. 1929)
Brent Scowcroft, American former Cabinet member and military officer
Nancy Malone, American actress
Clarence “Frogman” Henry, American musician
Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
Warren Lees, New Zealand Test wicket-keeper
Tyrone Hill, American basketball player
Michael Krumm, German race car driver
Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress
Who died on March 19?
King Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)
Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist (b. 1636)
Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer (b. 1810)
Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist (b. 1911)
Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
Richard Beckinsale, English actor (b. 1947)
Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)
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