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Tuesday March 16, 2021

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2021 was the 75th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

March 2021

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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)

  • 597 BC
    Babylonians captured Jerusalem, replaced Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
  • 1190
    Massacre of Jews at Clifford’s Tower, York.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1950
    Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1631
    René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
  • 1687
    Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
  • 1865
    Patsy Donovan, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1920
    Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
  • 1960
    Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey
  • 1978
    Brooke Burns, American actress
  • 1987
    Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model
  • 1991
    Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician

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