What happened this day in history March 23

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

  • 1931
    Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.
  • 1933
    The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
  • 1939
    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.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
  • 1983
    Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
  • 1991
    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.
  • 1994
    Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot’s fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
  • 2001
    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?

  • 1699
    John Bartram, American botanist (d. 1777)
  • 1732
    Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1887
    Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
  • 1893
    G. D. Naidu (Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu), Indian Inventor & Engineer (Edison of India) (d. 1974)
  • 1934
    Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1935
    Barry Cryer, British writer and comedian
  • 1965
    Marti Pellow, Scottish singer
  • 1978
    Perez Hilton, American blogger and television persona
  • 1978
    Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
  • 1990
    Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish racing driver

Who died on March 23?

  • 1369
    King Peter of Castile (b. 1334)
  • 1555
    Pope Julius III (b. 1487)
  • 1618
    James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
  • 1675
    Anthoni van Noordt, Dutch composer and organist (b. 1619)
  • 1742
    Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
  • 1754
    Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
  • 1960
    Franklin Pierce Adams, American newspaper columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1994
    Donald Swann, British composer, musician and entertainer (b. 1923)
  • 2002
    Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)

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