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Monday March 16, 2020

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2020 was the 76th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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.
  • 1815
    Prince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
  • 1939
    From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
  • 1939
    Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
  • 1950
    Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1995
    Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1889
    Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
  • 1897
    Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1911
    Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician (d. 2009)
  • 1928
    Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Betty Johnson, American singer
  • 1949
    Erik Estrada, American actor
  • 1962
    Philippe Kahn, French entrepreneur
  • 1963
    Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (d. 2002)
  • 1968
    Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1981
    Curtis Granderson, American baseball player

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