Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 19

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This is a list of selected March 19 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Earth Hour (20:30 local time in various areas, 2016); advertisement
Father's Day in various countries; refimprove
Saint Joseph's Day (Western Christianity) refimprove
235Roman emperor Severus Alexander (bust pictured) was assassinated by his legion, beginning the Crisis of the Third Century. lots of CN tags
1687 – The search for the mouth of the Mississippi River led by French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle ended with a mutiny and his murder in present-day Texas. refimprove
1808Charles IV of Spain abdicated in favour of his son, {Pnowrap|Ferdinand VII}}. unreferenced section
1863American Civil War: On her maiden voyage from Scotland, where she was built, the Confederate States Navy steamer Georgiana, reputed to be one of the most powerful in the fleet, was damaged and sunk in the Charleston, South Carolina, harbor. unreferenced section
1921Italian Fascists shot at a group of children from the Parenzana train, killing two of them, maiming two, and injuring three others. refimprove
1921Irish War of Independence: About 1,300 British troops attempted to encircle about 100 IRA volunteers at Crossbarry in County Cork. refimprove section
1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge, a major landmark in Sydney, Australia, and the world's tallest steel arch bridge, was formally opened. lots of CN tags
1941 – The Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-African American unit of the United States Army Air Corps, was activated. unreferenced section
1945World War II: A single Japanese aircraft bombed the American aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing over 700 of her crew and crippling the ship. refimprove section
1954 – American pool (pocket billiards) player Willie Mosconi set a record of 526 consecutive balls sunk without a miss during an exhibition of straight pool. refimprove section
1962 – The Algerian War appears on November 1
1978 – In response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the United Nations called on Israel to immediately withdraw its forces, and established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. unreferenced section
1982 – Argentine forces led by Alfredo Astiz occupied South Georgia, precipitating the Falklands War against the United Kingdom. unreferenced section
1990Ethnic clashes between Romanians and Hungarians took place in Târgu Mureș, Romania, leaving several dead and hundreds injured. multiple issues



March 19: Cheti Chand in various parts of India (2018)

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Artist's impression of GRB 080319B

Jan Zamoyski (b. 1542) · Senda Berenson Abbott (b. 1868) · Lise Østergaard (d. 1996)

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