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Saturday March 16, 2019

March 16: Day of the Week

March 16, 2019 was the 75th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1244
    Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
  • 1660
    The Long Parliament dissolved.
  • 1900
    Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1962
    A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
  • 1963
    Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1977
    Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 1988
    Halabja 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.
  • 1988
    Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1800
    Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • 1839
    René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1892
    César Vallejo, Peruvian poet (d. 1938)
  • 1926
    Jerry Lewis, American comedian
  • 1928
    Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian American practitioner of MRI
  • 1962
    Philippe Kahn, French entrepreneur
  • 1970
    Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
  • 1976
    Paul Schneider, American actor
  • 1981
    Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer

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