March 20 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
March Equinox Multiple [Show] Season
International Day of Happiness - International (Health & Body, Relationships & Family)
Nowruz Bayram (Spring Festival) Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Nowruz/Spring Holiday Azerbaijan Public Holiday
World Storytelling Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Independence Day Tunisia Public Holiday
International Francophonie Day Congo Democratic Republic Observance (Culture & History)
National Ravioli Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
National Proposal Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
St. Patrick's Day Canada (Newfoundland And Labrador) Local Holiday
Day off for Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial Mexico National Holiday
St. Joseph's Day Colombia National Holiday
Otago Anniversary Day New Zealand (Otago) Local Holiday

Historical Events on March 20

  • 1602: The Dutch East India Company is founded on this day.
  • 1616: After thirteen years of imprisonment, Sir Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London.
  • 1760: Almost 350 buildings are destroyed during the Great Boston Fire.
  • 1815: Napoleon enters the city of Paris with over 340,000 troops – a regular army of 140,000 and 200,00 volunteers. This begins his 100 Days of Rule.
  • 1852: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published on this day.
  • 1854: In Ripon, Wisconsin, the Republican Party of the U.S is established.
  • 1861: Mendoza, Argentina is completely destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 1915: The Theory of Relativity is published by Albert Einstein.
  • 1933: For fatally shooting Anton Cermak as he was attempting to assassinate the President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, Giuseppe Zangara is executed in an electric chair in Florida.
  • 1933: Heinrich Himmler order the creation of the Dachau Concentration Camp.
  • 1952: The U.S Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
  • 1956: Tunisia gains its independence from France.
  • 2003: The U.S., the U.K., Australia and Poland start military operations in Iraq.
  • 2012: Terror attacks across 10 Iraq cities result in over 250 people injured and over 50 people being killed.
  • 2014: 9 people are killed by 4 suspected Taliban members when they attack the Kabul Serena Hotel.
  • 2015: A Super Moon, the equinox and a solar eclipse all happen on the same day.

Famous Birthdays on March 20

  • French Emperor Napoleon II is born in 1811.
  • American painter and politician, George Caleb Bingham is born in 1811.
  • American psychologist and author, B.F. Skinner is born in 1904.
  • Mexican lawyer and Nobel Prize laureate, Alfonso Garcia Robles is born in 1911.
  • American TV game show host, Jack Barry is born in 1918.
  • American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Carl Reiner is born in 1922.
  • American TV host Fred Rogers is born in 1928.
  • American actor Hal Linden is born in 1931.
  • American baseball player George Altman is born in 1933.

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