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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 this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history 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 this day in 1966 General Motors produced its 100,000,000th car, an Oldsmobile Toronado on March - 16.  

1967  On March - 16 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 March - 16.  

1967  James Friskin, composer, dies at 80 on March - 16.  

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 March - 16.  

1968  My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on March - 16.  

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

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 March - 16 new English Bible published  

1970  Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61 on March - 16.  

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

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history the first performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville  

1975  US Mariner 10 makes 3rd &final fly-by of Mercury on this day in history.  

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

1976  On this day in history british premier Harold Wilson resigns  

1977  US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (b. 419) on March - 16.  

1021  Death of Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III on this day in history.  

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 March - 16.  

1410  Death of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (b. 1373) on March - 16.  

1485  On this day in history death of anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)  

1536  Death of Ibrahim Pasha, grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45 on March - 16.