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, 27,986,400 minutes 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
Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
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: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.
Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.
The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
Richard Francis Burton, British explorer, diplomat and author (d. 1890)
William Jennings Bryan, American statesman (d. 1925)
Paul Atkinson, English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
Wolfgang Ambros, Austrian singer-songwriter
Bruce Willis, American actor
Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
Bun B, American rapper (UGK)
Antonio Daniels, American basketball player
Brann Dailor, American drummer
Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
Who died on March 19?
Duke Henry I of Poland (b. 1163)
Nicolaus Bruhns, German organist and composer (b. 1665)
Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)
William Hale Thompson, American mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
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