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Thursday March 16, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 37
    Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
  • 1621
    Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, “Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset.”
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
  • 1900
    Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1940
    First 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1978
    Supertanker 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.
  • 2005
    Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1851
    Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
  • 1922
    Harding Lemay, American television scriptwriter and playwright
  • 1952
    Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
  • 1964
    Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • 1965
    Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • 1975
    Sienna Guillory, British actress
  • 1981
    Danny Brown (rapper), American rapper
  • 1981
    Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1986
    Joe Denly, English cricketer
  • 1989
    Theo Walcott, English footballer

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