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Wednesday March 16, 2022

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2022 was the 75th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1621
    Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, “Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset.”
  • 1802
    The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • 1812
    Battle of Badajoz (March 16 – April 6) – British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
  • 1939
    Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
  • 1958
    The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company’s founding.
  • 1968
    General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
  • 1978
    Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
  • 2005
    Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1789
    Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
  • 1902
    Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
  • 1925
    Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    James Soong, Taiwanese politician
  • 1942
    Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
  • 1949
    Erik Estrada, American actor
  • 1966
    Hans Peter Geerdes, German musician (Scooter)
  • 1969
    Judah Friedlander, American actor and comedian
  • 1981
    Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
  • 1983
    Brandon League, American baseball player

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