March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2018 was the 75th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1322The Battle of Boroughbridge took place in the Despenser Wars.
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
- 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.
- 1926History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 1950Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
- 1968Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
- 1977Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
- 1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1338Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)
- 1445Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
- 1473Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
- 1926Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
- 1934Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
- 1949Elliott Murphy, American singer-songwriter
- 1961Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur
- 1970Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
- 1977Donal Óg Cusack, Irish hurler
- 1986Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer
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