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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
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March 16 Historical Event(s)
- 37Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
- 1865American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- 1916The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
- 1939From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
- 1939Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
- 1945Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
- 1963Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
- 1976British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
- 1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- 2005Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1905Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
- 1932Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- 1941Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
- 1947Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
- 1955Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
- 1959Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality TV star
- 1973Vonda Ward, American boxer
- 1974Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
- 1980Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
- 1983Tramon Williams, American football player
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