About March 20

March 20, 2022 is the 79th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 308 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 20

  • 1208
    Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1602
    The Dutch East India Company is established.
  • 1760
    The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
  • 1848
    Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
  • 1861
    An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
  • 1888
    The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
  • 1914
    In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 1916
    Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 1922
    The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
  • 1942
    World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
  • 1948
    With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
  • 1956
    Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • 1985
    Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
  • 1985
    Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
  • 1987
    The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 1990
    Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb explodes, killing two children in Warrington, Northwest England.
  • 1995
    A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.
  • 2006
    Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

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