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.
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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 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.
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March 20 Historical Events
Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
The Dutch East India Company is established.
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.
Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
Who were born on March 20?
Ray Goulding, American comedian (d. 1990)
William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian
Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
Michael Rapaport, American actor
Bianca Lawson, American actress
Molly Jenson, American musician
Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
Winta, Norwegian musician
Dean Geyer, Australian singer and actor
Louie Vito, American snowboarder
Who died on March 20?
Duke Albert of Prussia (b. 1490)
Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)
Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
Giuseppe Zangara, attempted assassin of Franklin Roosevelt (b. 1900)
Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and filmdirector (b. 1884)
Conor Clapton, son of Eric Clapton (b. 1986)
Georges Delerue, French film composer (b. 1925)
Polykarp Kusch, German-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
Tony Zale, American boxer (b. 1913)
Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1949)
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