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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 3, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 448,848 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 322 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 3,007 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 16 Historical Events
American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
Who were born on March 16?
Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (d.2010)
Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
Michael Basman, English chess master
Sienna Guillory, British actress
Tramon Williams, American football player
Who died on March 16?
Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, Roman Emperor (b. 46 BC)
Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III
Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373)
László Hunyadi, Hungarian statesman and warrior (b. 1433)
Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician (b. 1773)
Aubrey Beardsley, British artist (b. 1872)
Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (b. 1917)
Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
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