What happened this day in history March 20

What are the important events that happened on March 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 20 is the 79th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 7, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,987,840 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 327 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 3,741 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Famous Birthday Ninja Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the March 20 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)

March 20 Historical Events

  • 1815
    After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.
  • 1861
    An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
  • 1923
    The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso’s first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
  • 1964
    The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb explodes, killing two children in Warrington, Northwest England.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
  • 2006
    Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.

Who were born on March 20?

  • 1737
    Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
  • 1907
    Ruby Muhammad, American matriarch of Black Islam (d. 2011)
  • 1915
    Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian politician, President (1974-1986) (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • 1939
    Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1957
    David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • 1961
    Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1979
    Bianca Lawson, American actress
  • 1985
    Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player
  • 1991
    Mattia Destro, Italian footballer

Who died on March 20?

  • 1568
    Duke Albert of Prussia (b. 1490)
  • 1780
    Sir Benjamin Truman – English brewer
  • 1933
    Giuseppe Zangara, attempted assassin of Franklin Roosevelt (b. 1900)
  • 1992
    Georges Delerue, French film composer (b. 1925)
  • 1993
    Polykarp Kusch, German-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1997
    V. S. Pritchett, British writer and critic (b. 1900)
  • 1998
    George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician (b. 1956)
  • 2000
    Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2008
    Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2010
    Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)

Coffee Love Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters OJUMATKAKYI? Check your answers here: Word solver OJUMATKAKYI. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)