March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2021 is the 75th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1190Massacre of Jews at Clifford’s Tower, York.
- 1244Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
- 1815Prince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
- 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.
- 1939From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
- 1966Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
- 1978Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
- 1978Supertanker 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.
- 1988Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1794Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
- 1797Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
- 1839René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
- 1920Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
- 1926Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
- 1930Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001)
- 1940Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
- 1947Baek Yoon-sik, South Korean actor
- 1961Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1969Aggelos Koronios, Greek basketball coach and retired player
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