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Tuesday March 16, 2021

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2021 was the 75th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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
  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
  • 1689
    The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
  • 1812
    Battle of Badajoz (March 16 – April 6) – British and Portuguese forces besieged and defeated French garrison during Peninsular War.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1916
    The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
  • 1984
    William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
  • 2005
    Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1445
    Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
  • 1834
    James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
  • 1845
    Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
  • 1920
    Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1925
    Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • 1948
    Margaret Weis, American author
  • 1970
    Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey
  • 1973
    Vonda Ward, American boxer
  • 1974
    Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer

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