About March 19

March 19, 2021 is the 78th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 319 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.

What Happened On March 19

  • 1279
    A Mongolian victory Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
  • 1687
    Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
  • 1812
    The Cádiz Cortes promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
  • 1853
    The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
  • 1861
    The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
  • 1885
    Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1915
    Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
  • 1916
    Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 1918
    The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  • 1931
    Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 1946
    French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
  • 1954
    Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
  • 1965
    The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
  • 2002
    Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
  • 2003
    United States President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq.
  • 2004
    3-19 Shooting Incident: Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country’s presidential election on March 20.
  • 2004
    A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2004
    Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.

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