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Saturday March 16, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1244
    Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
  • 1322
    The Battle of Boroughbridge took place in the Despenser Wars.
  • 1818
    Second Battle of Cancha Rayada – Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.
  • 1916
    The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 1940
    First 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.
  • 1950
    Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1977
    Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1978
    Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
  • 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?

  • 1687
    Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
  • 1901
    Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1916
    Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1937
    Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • 1942
    Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
  • 1953
    Isabelle Huppert, French actress
  • 1962
    Philippe Kahn, French entrepreneur
  • 1979
    Rashad Moore, American football player
  • 1981
    Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Tramon Williams, American football player

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