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

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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)

  • 37
    Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
  • 1802
    The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • 1861
    Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1872
    The 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.
  • 1924
    In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume became annexed as part of Italy.
  • 1966
    Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
  • 1984
    William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
  • 1985
    Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
  • 2005
    Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1750
    Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
  • 1902
    Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
  • 1911
    Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
  • 1941
    Chuck Woolery, American game show host
  • 1958
    Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
  • 1964
    Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • 1968
    Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1986
    Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater

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