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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)

  • 1812
    Battle of Badajoz (March 16 – April 6) – British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
  • 1815
    Prince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
  • 1872
    The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
  • 1900
    Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
  • 1916
    The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 1926
    History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
  • 1983
    Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
  • 2005
    Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1654
    Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1751
    James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
  • 1797
    Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
  • 1925
    Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
  • 1940
    Keith Rowe, English painter and guitarist (AMM)
  • 1944
    Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American Computer Science Professor, Author of MINIX OS
  • 1965
    Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
  • 1969
    Judah Friedlander, American actor and comedian
  • 1970
    Joakim Berg, Swedish singer (Kent)

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