Historical Events on 16th March

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597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
1079 - Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar
1190 - York Progrom: Jews living in York, England, besieged in Clifford's Tower and massacred or commit sucide rather than submit to baptism
1249 - The Servite Order is officially approved by Cardinal Raniero Capocci, papal legate in Tuscany.
1322 - The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence.
1345 - Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
1517 - Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen
1527 - Battle at Khanua: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Rajputen
1621 - Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
1641 - General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
1660 - English Long Parliament disbands
1689 - The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
1690 - French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
1730 - Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1731 - Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
1802 - Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
1802 - US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
1815 - Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
1818 - Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.
1827 - 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing
1829 - Ohio authorizes high school night classes
1830 - London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
1830 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
Revolutionary Leader José de San MartínRevolutionary Leader José de San Martín 1833 - Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college
1834 - HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands
1836 - Texas approves a constitution
1850 - Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published
1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)
1861 - Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1861 - Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)
1862 - Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles
1865 - Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)
1867 - First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
1869 - Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate
Minister and US Senator Hiram R. RevelsMinister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels 1871 - 1st fertilizer law enacted
1872 - 1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton
1876 - Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
1877 - Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
1881 - Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1882 - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1894 - Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris
1896 - Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
1897 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG)
1900 - AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in
1900 - Sir Arthur Evans rediscovers the bronze age city of Knossos in Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur
1900 - Chicago, KC, Minn, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleve & Buffalo
1907 - First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
1910 - Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
1911 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
1912 - Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Washington, D.C.
1915 - British battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelles
1915 - Federal Trade Commission organizes
1916 - James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
1916 - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1917 - [OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne
1918 - Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published
1919 - Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg
1920 - 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
1921 - Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
1922 - Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
1922 - WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
1923 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna
1924 - The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. GoddardRocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard 1926 - Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
1929 - WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
1930 - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
1931 - Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Neth)
1933 - Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as president of Bank of Germany
1934 - Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1934 - 6th Academy Awards - "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins
1935 - Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1937 - All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32
1938 - Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
1938 - Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
1939 - Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1939 - Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
1939 - NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
1940 - German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow
1941 - Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
1941 - Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize
1941 - National Gallery of Art opens in Wash DC
1943 - Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks
1944 - Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima

1945 - Allies secure Iwo Jima
1945 - Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.
1946 - "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
1947 - Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday 1948 - Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour
1949 - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 - 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win
1950 - 1st annual National Book Awards
1952 - 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
1952 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1953 - AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore
1955 - Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
1955 - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1956 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1956 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1957 - 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win
1957 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1957 - Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1958 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1959 - Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
1961 - 18th Golden Globes: Spartacus, Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win
1962 - 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
1962 - US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
1964 - LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty
1964 - KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
1966 - Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1966 - Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1967 - Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
1968 - My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
1968 - Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign
US Attorney General Robert Francis KennedyUS Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy 1968 - General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
1969 - Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1969 - Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
1969 - Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
1970 - New English Bible published
1970 - WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1971 - KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
1971 - Government of Trygve Bratteli in Norway.
1971 - Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood
1971 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1972 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono are served with deportation papers
1973 - Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
1973 - OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value
1974 - 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
1975 - "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
1975 - US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
1976 - British premier Harold Wilson resigns
1977 - US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
1978 - Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
1978 - Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978 - Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
1978 - US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1979 - CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney
1980 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1983 - Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
1984 - Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 - South Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty
1985 - Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
1985 - Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
1986 - Christa Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1988 - Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
1988 - North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
1988 - US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
1991 - Seven members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
1991 - Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
1991 - NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson 1991 - NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
1991 - Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1992 - Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
1994 - Moravcik forms Slovakia government
1994 - Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1995 - Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15
1995 - Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
1995 - Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
1995 - World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
1996 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
1996 - Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
1997 - Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1997 - NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
1997 - Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
1997 - Sandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International.
1998 - Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.
2003 - The largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.
2003 - 50th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77
2003 - 44th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 64-57
2005 - Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
2006 - The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2008 - 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81
2008 - 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57
2012 - Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan
2012 - Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries
2012 - George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience
2013 - A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits
2013 - 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi
Actor George ClooneyActor George Clooney 2013 - Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
2013 - 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
2014 - Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
2014 - 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
2014 - 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

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