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Thursday March 16, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1244
    Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
  • 1689
    The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
  • 1802
    The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1912
    Lawrence 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.”
  • 1926
    History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1942
    The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
  • 1977
    Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1585
    Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (d. 1618)
  • 1751
    James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
  • 1800
    Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • 1878
    Clemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (d. 1946)
  • 1920
    Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Beryl Davis, English singer (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Betty Johnson, American singer
  • 1942
    Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
  • 1981
    Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer

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