March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2017 was the 75th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac 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.
March 16 Historical Event(s)
- 37Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
- 1621Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, “Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset.”
- 1782American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
- 1900Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
- 1935Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1940First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
- 1968Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
- 1976British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
- 1978Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
- 2005Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1851Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
- 1922Harding Lemay, American television scriptwriter and playwright
- 1952Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
- 1964Gore Verbinski, American movie director
- 1965Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
- 1975Sienna Guillory, British actress
- 1981Danny Brown (rapper), American rapper
- 1981Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
- 1986Joe Denly, English cricketer
- 1989Theo Walcott, English footballer
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