March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2017 was the 75th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 37Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
- 1621Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, “Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset.”
- 1912Lawrence 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.”
- 1916The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
- 1963Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
- 1968Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
- 1976British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
- 1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- 1988Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
- 1995Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1834James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
- 1839John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (d. 1922)
- 1903Mike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (d. 2001)
- 1920Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
- 1920Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler (d. 2002)
- 1935Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
- 1944Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American Computer Science Professor, Author of MINIX OS
- 1951Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
- 1964Gore Verbinski, American movie director
- 1989Theo Walcott, English footballer
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