March 16, 2024 is the 76th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
March 16 Historical Event(s)
Babylonians captured Jerusalem, replaced Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
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.
Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
Who were born on March 16?
Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
Richard Stallman, American free software activist
Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
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