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

  • 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.
  • 1863
    The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
  • 1895
    Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  • 1915
    Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
  • 1921
    Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
  • 1931
    Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
  • 1962
    Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The 385 m tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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