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Monday March 16, 2020

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2020 was the 76th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.

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March 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1660
    The Long Parliament dissolved.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
  • 1802
    The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • 1812
    Battle of Badajoz (March 16 – April 6) – British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
  • 1916
    The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 1958
    The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company’s founding.
  • 1966
    Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
  • 1968
    General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1988
    Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1338
    Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)
  • 1473
    Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
  • 1750
    Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
  • 1789
    Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
  • 1878
    Clemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (d. 1946)
  • 1927
    Olga San Juan, American comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
  • 1981
    Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1986
    Joe Denly, English cricketer

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