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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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
  • 1792
    King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he died on March 29.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1912
    Lawrence 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.”
  • 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
    Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
  • 1950
    Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
  • 1958
    The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company’s founding.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
  • 1983
    Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1631
    René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
  • 1800
    Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • 1845
    Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
  • 1856
    Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1879)
  • 1869
    F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1918
    Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1928
    Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor
  • 1984
    Levi Brown, American football player
  • 1986
    Joe Denly, English cricketer
  • 1987
    Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model

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