According to Gregory calendar, on March 16, the day number in a year is 76 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 77. March 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 16 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1190Around 150 Jews inside York Castle in York, England, committedmass suicide rather than be killed by a mob.
1244Following their successful siege of Montségur, French royal forces burned about 210 Cathar Perfecti and unrepentant credentes.
1322Despenser War-A royalist army defeated troops loyal to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, in the Battle of Boroughbridge, which allowed King Edward II of England to hold on to power for another five years.
1527Babur defeated Rana Sanga in the Battle of Khanwa. Sanga was later killed by poisoning his own confidant.
1621Samoset became the first Native American to make contact withthe Pilgrims when he strolled straight through the middle of theencampment at Plymouth Colony and greeted them in English.
1730William Charles Henry Friso was appointed Viceroy of Darenthe.
1802The United States Congress authorized the establishment of theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to operate the U.S. MilitaryAcademy at West Point, New York.
1815William I became King of the Netherlands.
1827The Freedom Journal, the first African-American-owned published newspaper in the United States, was founded in New York City by John Ruswaram.
1831The Hutchback of Notre-Dame was first published by Victor Hugo.
1843The city of Petropolis was founded by the Brazilian government.
1867An article by Joseph Lister, outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, was first published in "The Lancet".
1872In the first-ever final of the FA Cup, today the oldestassociation football competition in the world, Wanderers F.C. defeatedRoyal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
1883Susan Hayhurst became the first American female graduate of a college of pharmacy.
1907The world's largest cruiser, British Invisible, was built in Glasgow.
1922Sultan Foad became the first Sultan of Egypt, England recognized Egypt.
1926American scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the world's firstliquid-fueled rocket, which flew for two-and-a-half seconds beforefalling to the ground.
1942The V-2 rocket was launched, but it exploded at the same time.
1961The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center was officially located in Maryland, US.
1962Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a charter flight carrying U.S.and South Vietnamese soldiers, disappeared without a trace, promptingone of the largest air and sea searches in the history of the Pacific.
1966The US launched the manned spacecraft Gemini 8.
1968Vietnam War-American soldiers killed hundreds of unarmedcivilians in the Son M? village in the Son T?nh District of SouthVietnam.
1970New English Bible was published.
1976The Prime Minister of Britain for eight years and the leader of the Labor Party for 13 years, Harold Wilson resented everyone by resigning.
1978Former Prime Minister of Italy Aldo Moro was kidnapped in Rome by Mario Moretti and the Red Brigades.
1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, waskidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists.
1988Using pistols and grenades, loyalist Michael Stone attacked thefuneral of three Provisional IRA volunteers who had been killed inGibraltar ten days earlier, killing three attendees and injuring over 60more.
1988Iran–Iraq War: Iraqi forces began attacking the Kurdish town of Halabja with chemical weapons, killing up to 5, 000 people.
19894400 years old mummy was found in the pyramid of Chipose in Egypt.
1995NASA astronaut Norman became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
1995Bhupinder Singh created record in world cup history. As he was accompanied by P Dharmani and both of them scored 461 run for the 7th wicket.
1996Nike Tysan again won the world championship as he defeated Frank Bruno. The match was only continued up to 2nd round.
1997New Jersey Devil’s Dave Andreychuk became the 26 player to score 500 goals in NHL. He created world history. He after that became a great legend of NHL.
1997Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic.
2003American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death byan Israel Defense Forces armored bulldozer in Rafah as she wasprotesting the demolition of a house.
2006The General Assembly of the United Nations voted unanimously to form the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
2006The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly toestablish the UN Human Rights Council.
2007Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa set a world record by hitting six sixes in an over.
2010Red blood is spilled at the gate of govt. it was done by Thai red shirts who did it on the third day of the protest.
2011U.S Secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave a terrible statement. That she will retire if President Obama will be re-elected. She said that she won’t serve a 2nd term.
2012Nicolae Timofti is named as the new president of Moldova. There was no elected head in the country for three years.
201324 soldiers died due to bus accident in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
2013Pope Francis delivered his first message at the Vatican City in Italy. He told that he wants a poor church for poor.
2014The people of Crimea voted in favor of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia.
2014Crimean Voters supported seceding from Uharaine. They are also joining Russia in a referendum deemed illegal by E.U. and supported by US.
2014Approximately 40 miles northwest of Iquique, Chili is heat by an earthquake. It measures 6.7 on the Richter scale.
597Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II captured Jerusalem andinstalled Zedekiah as King of Judah.

Important Historical Events of 16 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1910The birth of I Ftikar Ali Khan Pataudi, the only cricketer to play for both India and England.
2012India's master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 centuries in international cricket.

Important Days of 16 March National & International Days 🏁

National Immunization DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 16 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1901Prahlad Balacharya Gajendragadka / Lawyer / India
1910Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi / Politician / India
1947Pratima Puri / Journalist / India

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