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.
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.
- 1802The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 1861Edward 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.
- 1865American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
- 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.
- 1924In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume became annexed as part of Italy.
- 1966Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
- 1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- 1985Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
- 2005Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1750Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
- 1902Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
- 1911Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician (d. 2009)
- 1937Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
- 1940Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
- 1941Chuck Woolery, American game show host
- 1958Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
- 1964Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
- 1968Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
- 1986Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
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