About March 16

March 16, 2024 is the 76th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 319 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 16

  • 1190
    Massacre of Jews at Clifford’s Tower, York.
  • 1621
    Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, “Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset.”
  • 1660
    The Long Parliament dissolved.
  • 1689
    The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
  • 1872
    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.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
  • 1940
    First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
  • 1942
    The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
  • 1963
    Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
  • 1983
    Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
  • 1984
    William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
  • 1988
    Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • 1995
    Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.

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