This Day in History on 16th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 16th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1521: Ferdinand Magellan traveled the world to the Philippines.

1528: A battle fought between Rana Sang and Babur at Fatehpur Sikri, where Rana Sang was defeated.

1846: According to the Treaty of Amritsar, the suzerainty of Kashmir was subdued under Gulab Singh, the Hindu king of Jammu.

1911: Gopal Krishna Gokhale proposed to make primary education compulsory in India.

1937: Mumbai High Court ruled that Dalits have the right to drink water from Chavdar Lake at Mahad.

1966: Amal Kumar’s government became the 8th Chief Justice of India.

1992: Satyajit Ray, who was awarded the Oscar prize.

2001: Nelson Mandela awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize.

2012: Indian Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 centuries in international cricket.

Birthday / Anniversary

1559: Maharana Amar Singh I, the Maharana of Mewar, the eldest son, and successor of Maharana Pratap of Mewar.

1693: Malhar Rao Holkar, a subhedar of the Maratha Empire.

1750: Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer.

1751: James Madison, 5th President of the United States.

1789: Georg Ohm, a German physicist, and mathematician.

1901: Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary.

1910: Iftikhar Ali Khan Siddiqui Pataudi, the 8th Nawab of Pataudi.

1911: Josef Mengele, a German Schutzstaffel officer, and physician during World War II.

1921: Fahad – King of Saudi Arabia (Death: 1 August 2008)

1929: A. K. Ramanujan, an Indian poet, and scholar of Indian literature.

1936: Bhaskar Chandavarkar – Music composer (died July 26, 2009)

1971: Rajpal Yadav, an Indian actor.

Death / Death Anniversary

37 AD: Tiberius Caesar Augustus, the second Roman emperor.

1945: Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society.

1946: Alladiya Khan, an Indian Hindustani classical singer.

2007: Manjurul Islam- Cricketer Of Bangladesh

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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