The sixteenth day of March.
- 597 BC: Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king. Judah becomes a vassal of Babylonia.
- 1998: Pope John Paul II apologizes for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.
- 37: Roman Emperor Tiberius.
- 1937: Attilio Cardinal Nicora of Italy, President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See