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1978Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

1971Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

1968robert kennedy announces presidential campaign

1986chris johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

1926Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

1818Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.

1948Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour

1996Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

1850Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published

1917[OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne

1869Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

1998Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.

1517Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen

1979CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

1933Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht, president of Bank of Germany

1690French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

2012George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience

1935Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty

March 16th Historical Events
Date Event
597
Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king. 
BC
AD
1079
Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar 
1190
York Progrom: Jews living in York, England, besieged in Clifford's Tower and massacred or commit sucide rather than submit to baptism 
1249
The Servite Order is officially approved by Cardinal Raniero Capocci, papal legate in Tuscany. 
1322
The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence. 
1345
Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend) 
1517
Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen 
1527
Battle at Khanua: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Rajputen 
1621
Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass 
1641
General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution 
1660
English Long Parliament disbands 
1689
The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded. 
1690
French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland 
1730
Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe 
1731
Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson. 
1792
King Gustav III of Sweden is shot Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29. 
1802
Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY) 
1802
US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time) 
1815
Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium 
1818
Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
1827
1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing 
1829
Ohio authorizes high school night classes 
1830
London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard) 
1830
New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded) 
1833
Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college 
1834
HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands 
1836
Texas approves a constitution 
1850
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published 
1861
Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War) 
1861
Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain 
1861
Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War) 
1862
Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles 
1865
Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities) 
1867
First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet. 
1869
Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate 
1871
1st fertilizer law enacted 
1872
1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton 
1876
Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY) 
1877
Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng 
1881
Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts 
1882
US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross 
1894
Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris 
1896
Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" 
1897
Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG) 
1900
AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in 
1900
Sir Arthur Evans rediscovers the bronze age city of Knossos in Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur 
1900
Chicago, KC, Minn, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleve & Buffalo 
1907
1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia 
1910
Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph) 
1911
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4 
1912
Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Wash DC 
1915
Brit battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle 
1915
Federal Trade Commission organizes 
1916
James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London 
1916
US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty 
1917
[OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne 
1918
Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published 
1919
Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg 
1920
1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park 
1922
Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt 
1922
WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions 
1923
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna 
1924
The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime. 
1926
Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters) 
1929
WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions 
1930
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine 
1931
Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Neth) 
1933
Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht, president of Bank of Germany 
1934
Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act 
1934
6th Academy Awards - "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins 
1935
Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty 
1937
All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32 
1938
Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London 
1938
Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT 
1939
Germany occupies Czechoslovakia 
1939
Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine 
1939
NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period 
1940
German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow 
1941
Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60 
1941
Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize 
1941
National Gallery of Art opens in Wash DC 
1943
Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks 
1944
Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death 
1945
Allies secure Iwo Jima 
1945
Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 
1946
"Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances 
1947
Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested 
1948
Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour 
1949
KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
1st annual National Book Awards 
1952
1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record) 
1952
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1953
AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore 
1955
Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge 
1955
President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war 
1956
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright 
1956
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins 
1957
9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win 
1957
Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1957
Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1 
1958
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1959
Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty 
1962
1st launching of Titan 2-rocket 
1962
US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167 
1964
KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1964
Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension 
1966
Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits 
1966
Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London 
1967
Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down 
1968
My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die 
1968
robert kennedy announces presidential campaign 
1968
General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado. 
1969
"1776" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances 
1969
Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period 
1969
Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres in NYC 
1969
Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 
1970
New English Bible published 
1970
WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1971
13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win 
1971
KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting 
1971
Government of Trygve Bratteli in Norway. 
1971
Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood 
1971
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland 
1972
John & Yoko are served with deportation papers 
1973
Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil 
1973
OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value 
1974
1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville 
1975
"Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances 
1975
US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury 
1976
British premier Harold Wilson resigns 
1977
US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland 
1978
Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast 
1978
Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed 
1978
Soyuz 26 returns to Earth 
1978
US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty 
1978
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1979
CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney 
1980
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic 
1983
Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814) 
1984
Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut 
1984
South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty 
1985
Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut 
1985
Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs 
1986
chris johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic 
1988
Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair 
1988
North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed 
1988
US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras 
1991
7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash 
1991
Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade 
1991
NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games 
1991
NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38) 
1991
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi 
1992
Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball 
1994
Moravcik forms Slovakia government 
1994
Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan 
1995
Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15 
1995
Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67 
1995
Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment 
1995
World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani 
1996
Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title 
1997
Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship 
1997
NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals 
1997
Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic 
1997
Toshiba Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Sandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International. 
1998
Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust. 
2003
The largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war. 
2005
Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control. 
2006
The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council. 
2012
Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan 
2012
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries 
2012
George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience 
2013
A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits 
2013
24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi 
2013
Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships 
2014
Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design 
2016
Al Qaeda says Ivory Coast attack was revenge against France 
2016
Sen. Marco Rubio ends presidential bid 
2016
Ben Carson says Trump offered him a role in his administration 
2016
McConnell Urges Trump to Condemn Violence 
2016
Washington DC subway to shut down for 29 hours for safety checks 
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