On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1882

Historical Events


Treaty of InterestFirst Geneva Convention

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

Learn More
Major European powers sign the first-ever Geneva Convention
Major European powers sign the first-ever Geneva Convention
Learn More

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? 139 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces