March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2019 is the 75th day of the year 2019 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 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.
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)
- 1689The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
- 1872The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
- 1912Lawrence 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.”
- 1916The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
- 1935Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1939From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
- 1963Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
- 1966Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
- 1976British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
- 1977Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1473Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
- 1631René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
- 1892James Petrillo, American president of the musicians union (d. 1984)
- 1912Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
- 1926Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
- 1939Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
- 1948Margaret Weis, American author
- 1952Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
- 1964Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
- 1975Sienna Guillory, British actress
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