March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2020 is the 76th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
- 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.
- 1865American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- 1926History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 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.
- 1963Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
- 1968Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
- 1977Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
- 1985Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1445Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
- 1840Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
- 1871Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
- 1877Reza Shah Pahlavi, Iranian shah (d. 1944)
- 1906Henny Youngman, American comedian (d. 1998)
- 1908Robert Rossen, American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
- 1939Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
- 1940Keith Rowe, English painter and guitarist (AMM)
- 1970Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
- 1976Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
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