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Historical Events Happened In March - 16

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1964  Paul Hornung &Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension on March - 16.  

1964  Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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

1966  Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong &Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits on this day in history.  

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

1967  On this day in history pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down  

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 March - 16.  

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  On March - 16 my Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die  

1968  On March - 16 robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign  

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

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

1970  On this day in history new English Bible published  

1970  On this day in history arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61  

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

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

1971  On this day in history bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70  

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

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

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

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 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 March - 16.  

1976  On this day in history british premier Harold Wilson resigns  

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

1978  Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast on this day in history.  

1978  Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history soyuz 26 returns to Earth  

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

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

1978  On March - 16 aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists  

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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  On March - 16 birth of henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)  

1581  Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647) was born on this day in history.  

1585  Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe) was born on this day in history.  

1609  On March - 16 birth of michael Franck, composer  

1631  René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680) was born on March - 16.  

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 this day in history 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  On March - 16 death of humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1276)  

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