What Happened on March 16, 1882

Historical Events

First Geneva Convention

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? 140 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces