Saturday March 16, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2024 is the 76th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

March 16 Historical Event(s)

597 BC
Babylonians captured Jerusalem, replaced Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
1782
American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
1861
Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
1900
Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
1916
The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
1939
From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
1968
General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
1976
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
1978
Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
1984
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.

Who were born on March 16?

1890
Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
1901
Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
1925
Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
1928
Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
1942
Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
1948
Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
1953
Richard Stallman, American free software activist
1958
Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
1965
Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
1973
Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)

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