What Happened on March 16

Significant Events

  • 597 BC Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
  • 1792 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
  • 1867 First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
  • 1935 Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • 1968 General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
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Did You Know?

Sir Arthur Evans rediscovers the bronze age city of Knossos in Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur

On March 16, 1900

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1983 Producer Dick Wolf (36) divorces Susan Scranton after more than 13 years of marriage
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