The 16t o Mairch is the 75t day o the year (76t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 290 days ti come.
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- 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.
- 1792 - Gustav III o Swaden is shot, an dees on 29 Mairch.
- 1906 - A yirdquauk in Chianyi, Taiwan, kills 1,300 fowk.
- 1924 - The Free State o Fiume is annexed as pairt o the Kinrick o Italy.
- 1938 - Spaingie Ceevil War: Three days o Naitionalist bombin o Barcelona stairts, resultin in up tae 1,300 daiths.
- 1939 - Frae Prague Castle, Adolf Hitler, proclaims Bohemie an Moravie tae be a German protectorate.
- 1940 - Warld War II: German bombin as carried oot at Scapa Flow, Orkney.
- 1968 - Vietnam War: US troops commit the My Lai massacre.
- 1976 - Harold Wilson resigns as Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1978 - Italian politeecian Aldo Moro is kidnapped.
- 1978 - Ile tanker Amoco Cadiz runs aground off Breetany, causin a major spill.
- 1988 - Iraq attacks the Kurdish toun o Halabja wi chemical wappens.
- 1993 - A blizzard in the east coast o the Unitit States kills 184 fowk.
- 1995 - Mississippi becomes the last US state tae offeecially abolish slavery.
- 2005 - Israel haunds Jericho back tae Palestinian control.
- 2010 - Uganda's Kasubi Tombs, a Warld Heritage Steid, burn doon.
- 2014 - Crimea hols a controversial referendum on reunification wi Roushie.
- 2014 - The 2014 Winter Paralympic Gemmes in Sochi, Soothren Roushie, end.
- 2019 - Rugby union: Scotland comes frae 31-0 doon tae narrowly miss oot on first away win agin Ingland syne 1983, drawin 38-38.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: Benin, Greenland, Liberie, Somalie an Tanzanie record thair first COVID-19 cases.
- 1399 - Xuande Emperor o Cheenae (d. 1435)
- 1750 - Caroline Herschel, German-Breetish astronomer (d. 1848)
- 1751 - James Madison, 4t Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1836)
- 1774 - Matthew Flinders, Inglis splorer (d. 1814)
- 1789 - Georg Ohm, German pheesicist an mathemateecian (d. 1854)
- 1839 - Sully Prudhomme, French writer (d. 1907)
- 1871 - Julian Robert Lindsey, American Major General (d. 1948)
- 1911 - Josef Mengele, German Nazi doctor (d. 1979)
- 1912 - Pat Nixon, First Lady o the Unitit States (d. 1993)
- 1918 - Frederick Reines, American pheesicist (d. 1998)
- 1927 - Vladimir Komarov, Roushie cosmonaut (d. 1967)
- 1936 - Ken Laidlaw, Scots cyclist
- 1940 - Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director (d. 2018)
- 1952 - Paul Cockshott, Scots computer scientist
- 1953 - Richard Stallman, American computer programmer
- 1953 - Isabelle Huppert, French actress
- 1954 - David Heath, Inglish politeecian
- 1954 - Jimmy Nail, Inglis actor an muisicker
- 1959 - Jens Stoltenberg, Norse politeecian
- 1986 - Neil Gray, Scots politeecian
- 1989 - Theo Walcott, Inglis fitbawer
- 37 - Tiberius, Roman Emperor (b. 42 BC)
- 455 - Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419)
- 1861 - Princess Victoria o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1786)
- 1914 - Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer an politeecian (b. 1843)
- 1935 - John MacLeod, Scots biochemist an pheesiologist (b. 1876)
- 1940 - Selma Lagerlöf, Swadish writer (b. 1858)
- 1942 - John Stewart-Murray, 8t Duke o Atholl, Scots sodger an politeecian (b. 1871)
- 1944 - David Prain, Scots medicinar an botanist (b. 1857)
- 2003 - Rachel Corrie, American activist (b. 1979)
- 2005 - Ralph Erskine, Scots airchitect (b. 1914)
- 2018 - George Meek, Scots fitbawer (b. 1934)
- 16 Mairch is the eat day o the follaein saunts:
- St. Abban
- St. Hilary
- St. Aninus
- St. Abraham Kidunaja
- St. Dentlin
- St. Finian Lobhar
- St. Finian Munnu
- Bl. John Amias
- Bl. John Cacciafronte
- St. Julian o Anazarbus
- Bl. Robert Dalby
- St. Megingaud
- St. Patrick
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