What happened this day in history March 16

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

  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1939
    From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
  • 1945
    Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
  • 1950
    Communist Czechoslovakia’s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
  • 1968
    General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
  • 1976
    British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
  • 1977
    Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

Who were born on March 16?

  • 1654
    Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1750
    Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
  • 1805
    Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
  • 1916
    Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (d.2010)
  • 1926
    Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • 1942
    Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
  • 1946
    Michael Basman, English chess master
  • 1975
    Sienna Guillory, British actress
  • 1983
    Tramon Williams, American football player

Who died on March 16?

  • 37
    Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, Roman Emperor (b. 46 BC)
  • 1021
    Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III
  • 1037
    Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen
  • 1410
    John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373)
  • 1457
    László Hunyadi, Hungarian statesman and warrior (b. 1433)
  • 1838
    Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician (b. 1773)
  • 1898
    Aubrey Beardsley, British artist (b. 1872)
  • 1977
    Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (b. 1917)
  • 1983
    Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
  • 1992
    Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)

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