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Historical Events Happened In March - 16

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1964  On this day in history paul Hornung &Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension  

1964  On this day in history nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80  

1965  University of Waterloo starts bilingual course in Honours French and Political Science; for students preparing to enter federal Civil Service on March - 16.  

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

1966  On March - 16 gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits  

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

1967  Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down on March - 16.  

1967  On March - 16 quebec raises provincial sales taxes from 6% to 8%; new program to supplement family allowance; highest sales tax in Canada.  

1967  On March - 16 james Friskin, composer, dies at 80  

1968  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 on this day in history.  


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

1968  Robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign on March - 16.  

1968  June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1969  Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 on March - 16.  

1970  On this day in history new English Bible published  

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 March - 16.  

1971  Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70 on March - 16.  

1971  On March - 16 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win  

1972  John &Yoko are served with deportation papers on March - 16.  

1972  On this day in history harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72  

1973  Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1974  The first performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville on March - 16.  

1975  US Mariner 10 makes 3rd &final fly-by of Mercury on March - 16.  

1975  T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64 on March - 16.  

1976  British premier Harold Wilson resigns on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history 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 this day in history red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed  

1978  Soyuz 26 returns to Earth on March - 16.  

1978  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1978  US Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty on this day in history.  

1978  Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401) was born on March - 16.  

1445  On March - 16 birth of johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)  

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  Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe) was born on March - 16.  

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 March - 16.  


Famous Deaths In March - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0455  On March - 16 death of valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419)  

1021  On March - 16 death of heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III  

1037  Death of Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1410  Death of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373) on this day in history.  

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

1536  On March - 16 death of ibrahim Pasha, grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45  


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