On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1792

Historical Events


AssassinationAssassination of King Gustav III

King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Jacob Johan Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29

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The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
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1792 Highlights

About March 16, 1792

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 228 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces