On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1882

Historical Events

  • U.S. Senate ratifies the Geneva Convention of 1864, legitimatizing the International Red Cross and the American Red Cross

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Lightbody, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m, 2590m Steeplechase 1904), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
1882 Highlights

About March 16, 1882

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces