March 16: Day of the Week
March 16, 2023 is the 75th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
- 1190Massacre of Jews at Clifford’s Tower, York.
- 1802The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 1900Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
- 1916The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
- 1935Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
- 1939From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
- 1962A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
- 1983Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
- 1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
Who were born on March 16?
- 1871Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
- 1889Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
- 1902Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
- 1941Chuck Woolery, American game show host
- 1948Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
- 1964Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
- 1969Judah Friedlander, American actor and comedian
- 1973Vonda Ward, American boxer
- 1986Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer
- 1989Blake Griffin, American basketball player
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