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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 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.

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March 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1322
    The Battle of Boroughbridge took place in the Despenser Wars.
  • 1792
    King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he died on March 29.
  • 1818
    Second Battle of Cancha Rayada – Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.
  • 1912
    Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition, left the tent to die, saying: “I am just going outside and may be some time.”
  • 1962
    A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
  • 1963
    Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
  • 1985
    Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1869
    F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1901
    Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • 1908
    Robert Rossen, American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1928
    Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
  • 1953
    Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • 1964
    Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • 1968
    Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1969
    Aggelos Koronios, Greek basketball coach and retired player
  • 1972
    Velibor Radovic, Serbian basketball player
  • 1980
    Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player

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