March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 287 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 19th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 19th in history!
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- International client’s day.
- Let’s laugh day.
- National Poultry Day
- International Read To Me Day
- National Chocolate Caramel Day
- National Deskfast Day
- International Clients Day
- National Corndog Day
- National Quilting Day
What Happened On This Day – March 19
1962: Bob Dylan releases his first album
Dylan is one of the world’s most influential music artists. His songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the anti-war movement.
1954: Willie Mosconi sets the world record for running most consecutive Pool balls without a miss
Mr. Pocket Billiards, as the hugely successful American sportsman was often called, ran 526 consecutive balls.
1945: Adolf Hitler orders the destruction of all industries in Germany
The Nero Decree was issued in the light of Germany’s imminent defeat in World War II. It was never fully executed.
1911: The first International Women’s Day is observed by over 1 million people in several European countries
German socialists Clara Zetkin and Luise Zietz initiated the observance, which has become an annual global event.
1895: The Lumière brothers record their first footage
Sortie des Usines Lumière à Lyon showed workers leaving their factory in Lyon. The film is about 50 seconds long. Auguste and Louis Lumière were the earliest filmmakers in history.
1969: Girls making petrol bombs during the Battle of the Bogside, Ireland, 1969
1944: B-25 Mitchell bombers flying past Mount Vesuvius, Italy as lava and ash spew from the top of the volcano. The eruption killed 57 and destroyed the village of San Sebastiano and San Giorg in March 1944.
1915\: Two German soldiers and their donkey 1915 (colorized).
1894: The discovery of the statue of Antinous, Delphi, Greece, 1894.
Births On This Day, March 19
1955: Bruce Willis, German/American actor, singer, producer
1952: Harvey Weinstein, American film producer, co-founded Miramax Films, The Weinstein Company
1848: Wyatt Earp, American police officer
1821: Richard Francis Burton, English soldier, geographer, diplomat
1813: David Livingstone, Scottish missionary, explorer
Eduardo Saverin was born.
Harvey Weinstein was born.
Nikolai Gogol was born.
Deaths On This Day, March 19
2014: Fred Phelps, American pastor
2008: Arthur C. Clarke, English author
2005: John DeLorean, American engineer, businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company
1939: Lloyd L. Gaines, American activist
1406: Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian
Edgar Rice Burroughs died.
Louis De Broglie died.
Guru Hargovind died.
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