About March 19

March 19, 2024 is the 79th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 316 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
  • 1921
    Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.
  • 1932
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 1954
    Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
  • 1954
    Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.
  • 1979
    The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
  • 1987
    Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
  • 1989
    The Egyptian Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.
  • 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
    Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • 2008
    GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

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