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 82nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 10, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,940,960 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 ‘octacontadigon’ 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 315 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 3,014 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 23 Historical Events

  • 1868
    The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
  • 1956
    Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
  • 1965
    NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States’ first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
  • 1982
    Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1994
    A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
  • 1994
    At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
  • 2003
    In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 654 Iraqi combatants are also killed.

Who were born on March 23?

  • 1823
    Schuyler Colfax, American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1871
    Heinrich Schroth, German actor (d. 1945)
  • 1887
    Josef Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1945)
  • 1893
    Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1920
    Neal Smith, former United States Congressman
  • 1937
    Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1945
    David Grisman, American bluegrass musician
  • 1949
    Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
  • 1965
    Sarah G. Buxton, American actress
  • 1992
    Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player

Who died on March 23?

  • 1555
    Pope Julius III (b. 1487)
  • 1754
    Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
  • 1783
    Charles Carroll, American lawyer and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)
  • 1960
    Franklin Pierce Adams, American newspaper columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1960
    Said Nursî, Islamic thinker from Turkey (b. 1878)
  • 1978
    Haim Ernst Wertheimer, Israeli biochemist, recipient of the Israel Prize (b. 1893)
  • 1985
    Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. 1932)
  • 2004
    Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2009
    Ghukas Chubaryan, Armenian sculptor (b. 1923)

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