On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1802

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US Military Academy at West Point is established through Congressional act (opened July 4, 1802)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)

Famous Birthdays

  • George Archibald McCall, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)