March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2017 is the 75th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
March 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1244Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
- 1689The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
- 1802The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 1865American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- 1912Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition, left the tent to die, saying: “I am just going outside and may be some time.”
- 1926History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 1935Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1942The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
- 1977Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1585Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (d. 1618)
- 1751James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
- 1800Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
- 1878Clemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (d. 1946)
- 1920Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
- 1924Beryl Davis, English singer (d. 2011)
- 1928Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
- 1931Betty Johnson, American singer
- 1942Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
- 1981Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
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