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.
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)
- 597 BCBabylonians captured Jerusalem, replaced Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
- 1660The Long Parliament dissolved.
- 1792King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he died on March 29.
- 1802The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 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.
- 1940First 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.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
- 1985Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
- 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.
- 2005Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1939Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
- 1947Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
- 1948Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer, songwriter and film director
- 1954Jimmy Nail, British actor and singer
- 1958Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
- 1960Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Judah Friedlander, American actor and comedian
- 1980Todd Heap, American football player
- 1981Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
- 1984Levi Brown, American football player
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