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Historical Events Happened In March - 16

Thursday, 28 May 2015

1964  Paul Hornung &Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension on this day in history.  

1964  On March - 16 nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80  

1965  On this day in history university of Waterloo starts bilingual course in Honours French and Political Science; for students preparing to enter federal Civil Service.  

1966  "Man From Uncle" star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits  

1966  On March - 16 on this day in 1966 General Motors produced its 100,000,000th car, an Oldsmobile Toronado  

1967  Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down on this day in history.  

1967  Quebec raises provincial sales taxes from 6% to 8%; new program to supplement family allowance; highest sales tax in Canada on this day in history.  

1967  James Friskin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1968  On March - 16 during the Vietnam War, a U.S. Army platoon from Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division, massacres over four hundred unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the village of My Lai in the district of Song My  

1968  My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign  

1968  June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 on March - 16.  

1969  Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 on this day in history.  

1970  New English Bible published on this day in history.  

1970  Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1971  13th Grammy Awards Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win on March - 16.  

1971  The first SH-2D Lamps (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) helicopter test flight took place at Kaman's Bloomfield, Connecticut Facility on this day in history.  

1971  On March - 16 bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70  

1971  On this day in history 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win  

1972  John &Yoko are served with deportation papers on this day in history.  

1972  On March - 16 harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72  

1973  Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79 on March - 16.  

1974  The first performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville on this day in history.  

1975  On March - 16 uS Mariner 10 makes 3rd &final fly-by of Mercury  

1975  T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1976  On March - 16 british premier Harold Wilson resigns  

1977  On March - 16 uS President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland  

1978  On this day in history amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast  

1978  On March - 16 red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed  

1978  On March - 16 soyuz 26 returns to Earth  

1978  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history uS Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty  

1978  On this day in history aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401) was born on this day in history.  

1445  Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510) was born on this day in history.  

1473  Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541) was born on March - 16.  

1581  Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647) was born on March - 16.  

1585  On March - 16 birth of gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)  

1609  Michael Franck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1631  On this day in history birth of rené Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)  

1634  Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In March - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0455  On this day in history death of valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419)  

1021  On this day in history death of heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III  

1037  On this day in history death of robert I, Archbishop of Rouen  

1072  On March - 16 adalbert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies  

1322  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1276) on March - 16.  

1410  On March - 16 death of john Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373)  

1485  Death of Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456) on March - 16.  

1536  On this day in history death of ibrahim Pasha, grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45