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What Happened on March 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 A 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, killing 4 people and injuring 225.
2021 Atlanta spa shootings: Eight people are killed and one is injured in a trio of shootings at spas in and near Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. A suspect is arrested the same day.
2020 The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 2,997.10, the single largest point drop in history and the second-largest percentage drop ever at 12.93%, an even greater crash than Black Monday (1929). This follows the U.S. Federal Reserve announcing that it will cut its target interest rate to 0–0.25%.
2016 A bomb detonates in a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 15 and injuring at least 30.
2016 Two suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque during morning prayer on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing 24 and injuring 18.
2014 Crimea votes in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.
2005 Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
2003 American activist Rachel Corrie is killed in Rafah by being run over by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer while trying to obstruct the demolition of a home.
2001 A series of bomb blasts in the city of Shijiazhuang, China kill 108 people and injure 38 others,[24] the biggest mass murder in China in decades.
1995 Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery.
1988 Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
1988 Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5,000 people and injuring about 10,000 people.
1988 The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. Three persons, one of them a member of PIRA are killed, and more than 60 others are wounded.
1985 Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut; he not released until December 1991.
1984 William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Lebanon, is kidnapped by Hezbollah; he later dies in captivity.
1979 Sino-Vietnamese War: The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ending the war.
1978 Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped; he is later murdered by his captors.
1978 A Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Tupolev Tu-134 crashes near Gabare, Bulgaria, killing 73.
1978 Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.
1977 Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
1969 A Viasa McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.[13]
1968 Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre occurs; between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers are killed by American troops.
1966 Launch of Gemini 8 with astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott. It would perform the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit.
1962 Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 disappears in the western Pacific Ocean with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.[9]
1945 World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persist.
1945 Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers, resulting in at least 4,000 deaths.
1941 Operation Appearance takes place to re-establish British Somaliland
1939 From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
1936 Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, leading to a major flood in Pittsburgh.
1935 Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
1926 History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
1924 In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.
1918 Finnish Civil War: Battle of Länkipohja is infamous for its bloody aftermath as the Whites execute 70–100 capitulated Reds.
1916 The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US–Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
1898 In Melbourne, the representatives of five colonies adopt a constitution, which would become the basis of the Commonwealth of Australia.[5]
1872 The Wanderers F.C. win the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
1815 Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
1802 The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
1792 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
1660 The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.
1621 Samoset, a Mohegan, visits the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
1244 Over 200 Cathars who refuse to recant are burnt to death after the Fall of Montségur.
1190 Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
934 Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.
Famous People Born on March 16

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Year Name
1941 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1846 Rebecca Cole, American physician and social reformer (d. 1922)
1964 Pascal Richard, Swiss racing cyclist
1937 David Frith, English historian, journalist, and author
1960 Jenny Eclair, English comedian, actress and screenwriter
1993 George Ford, English rugby union player
1946 J. Z. Knight, American New Age teacher and author
1991 Reggie Bullock, American basketball player
1911 Philip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
1964 Jaclyn Jose, Filipino actress
Famous People Deaths On March 16

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Date Name
1868 David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (b. 1814)
1983 Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
2005 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
1957 Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1876)
2011 Richard Wirthlin, American religious leader (b. 1931)
1937 Austen Chamberlain, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
1936 Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (b. 1864)
1884 Art Croft, American baseball player (b. 1855)
1940 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
933 Takin al-Khazari, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt