What are the important events that happened on March 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 23: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 23 is the 83rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 10, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,415,360 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 ‘octacontatrigon’ day.
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Aries 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 326 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 2,649 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 23 Historical Events
Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
Who were born on March 23?
John Bartram, American botanist (d. 1777)
Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
G. D. Naidu (Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu), Indian Inventor & Engineer (Edison of India) (d. 1974)
Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
Barry Cryer, British writer and comedian
Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
Perez Hilton, American blogger and television persona
Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish racing driver
Who died on March 23?
King Peter of Castile (b. 1334)
Pope Julius III (b. 1487)
James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
Anthoni van Noordt, Dutch composer and organist (b. 1619)
Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
Franklin Pierce Adams, American newspaper columnist (b. 1881)
Donald Swann, British composer, musician and entertainer (b. 1923)
Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
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