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March 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 19

March 19th is officially International Read To Me Day and Chocolate Caramel Day.

Welcome to day 78 of the year folks, there are 287 days left of the year.

People who were born on March 19th share the Pisces star sign.

From events in the fast food industry, world record biggest food, celebrity marriages, female sports and more, this is certainly a day you packed with history!

Did you know that on this day in 1994, the world’s largest omelet was cooked up in Japan? The recipe required a total of 160,000 eggs.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 19th in history!

What Happened On March 19 In History?


The last male northern white rhinoceros died.

Sudan was euthanised on this day after suffering from age-related complications. His death ensures the extinction for the species.

Water-bearing minerals were discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

OTD in 2013: Water-bearing minerals were discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover.

Wendy’s became the world’s second best-selling hamburger chain, overtaking Burger King.

Source CNN

The Second Iraq War began after an airstrike took place in the country by combined US and British forces.


The world’s largest omelet was cooked up in Japan.

A feast for all, the dish was made using 160,000 eggs!
Source Bodrum

The first Women’s World Championship Ice Hockey Tournament took place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Spin magazine first hit the shelves, featuring Madonna on the cover.

Source Spin.com

David Bowie got married.

He met his first wife, Angela Barnett, in London in 1969 and married a year later at Bromley Register Office, London.

The portrait of Rembrandt’s son, “Titus”, was purchased at auction for $2.2 million USD.

OTD in 1965: The portrait of Rembrandt's son
It was the 2nd most ever paid for a painting at that time and is currently displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Prince Philip of Edinburgh opened Britain’s first planetarium at Madame Tussaud’s in London.


The Standard Time Act was signed into US law, introducing Daylight Saving Time.

Did you know that on this day, March 19th 1994, the world's largest omelet was cooked up in Japan?