What are the important events that happened on March 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 16: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 16 is the 75th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 3, 2023 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 466,368 hours 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 ‘heptacontapentagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 331 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,737 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 16 Historical Events
Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The 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.
From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Mississippi 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?
Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary (d. 1952)
Baruch Modan, Israeli scientist (d. 2001)
Richard Stallman, American free software activist
Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
Riley Cote, Canadian hockey player
Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer
Who died on March 16?
László Hunyadi, Hungarian statesman and warrior (b. 1433)
Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)
Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
Saint Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
James Craggs the Elder, English politician (b. 1657)
Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (b. 1670)
Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (b. 1886)
Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Roger Lemelin, Canadian novelist and television writer (b. 1919)
Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
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