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, 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

  • 1885
    Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1921
    Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
  • 1945
    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.
  • 1954
    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.
  • 1969
    The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
  • 2004
    3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
  • 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?

  • 1821
    Richard Francis Burton, British explorer, diplomat and author (d. 1890)
  • 1860
    William Jennings Bryan, American statesman (d. 1925)
  • 1946
    Paul Atkinson, English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
  • 1952
    Wolfgang Ambros, Austrian singer-songwriter
  • 1955
    Bruce Willis, American actor
  • 1971
    Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
  • 1973
    Bun B, American rapper (UGK)
  • 1975
    Antonio Daniels, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Brann Dailor, American drummer
  • 1979
    Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player

Who died on March 19?

  • 1238
    Duke Henry I of Poland (b. 1163)
  • 1697
    Nicolaus Bruhns, German organist and composer (b. 1665)
  • 1900
    Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • 1930
    Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)
  • 1944
    William Hale Thompson, American mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
  • 1950
    Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • 1989
    Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)

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