On This Day

March 16, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Chemical attack on Kurdish town of Halabja by Iraqi forces kills 5000 civilians - largest ever chemical weapons attack
  • Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
  • North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
  • US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras