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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 1916
    The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 1963
    Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
  • 1988
    Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 1995
    Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1834
    James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
  • 1839
    John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (d. 1922)
  • 1903
    Mike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1944
    Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American Computer Science Professor, Author of MINIX OS
  • 1951
    Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
  • 1964
    Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • 1989
    Theo Walcott, English footballer

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