March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2019 was the 75th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 37Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
- 1244Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
- 1660The Long Parliament dissolved.
- 1689The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
- 1812Battle of Badajoz (March 16 – April 6) – British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
- 1924In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume became annexed as part of Italy.
- 1935Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1939Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
- 1940First 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.
- 1988Halabja 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?
- 1856Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1879)
- 1897Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
- 1931Betty Johnson, American singer
- 1936Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian American practitioner of MRI
- 1946Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
- 1953Óscar Ramírez, Peruvian revolutionary
- 1967John Darnielle, American Musician
- 1981Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
- 1986Joe Denly, English cricketer
- 1986T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
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