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 79th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 6, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,513,440 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 ‘heptacontaenneagon’ day.

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 316 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 4,106 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

  • 1687
    Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 1918
    The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
  • 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.
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 1979
    The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
  • 1989
    The Egyptian Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.
  • 2002
    Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.

Who were born on March 19?

  • 1734
    Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1817)
  • 1851
    William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • 1904
    John Sirica, American judge (d. 1992)
  • 1925
    Brent Scowcroft, American former Cabinet member and military officer
  • 1928
    Patrick McGoohan, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Gualtiero Marchesi, Italian chef
  • 1959
    Terry Hall, British singer
  • 1961
    Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1963
    Neil LaBute, American playwright and filmmaker
  • 1968
    Tyrone Hill, American basketball player

Who died on March 19?

  • 1612
    Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (b. 1585)
  • 1623
    Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1687
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (b. 1643)
  • 1930
    Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)
  • 1989
    Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Willem de Kooning, Dutch-born painter (b. 1904)
  • 1999
    Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • 2004
    Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 2008
    Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)

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