What happened this day in history August 16, 2003

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 2003? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 2003: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 2003 is the 228th day of the year 2003 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 2003 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 17,683,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $4,087.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on August 16, 2003?

  • 2003
    Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (b. 1928)

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