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March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap
years). There are 290 days remaining.
* 1190 - Crusaders start to massacre the Jews of York, England.
* 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.
* 1621 - Samoset , a Mohegan, visits the settlers of Plymouth Colony and
greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
* 1660 - The Long Parliament disbands
* 1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29
* 1802 - West Point is established
* 1815 - Willem I becomes King of the Netherlands
* 1850 - Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter is published for
the first time.
* 1900 - Sir Arthur Evans discovers the ruins of Knossos on Crete
* 1926 - Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at
* 1935 - Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the
* 1945 - World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends but small pockets of
Japanese resistance persist.
* 1968 - Vietnam War: My Lai massacre American troops kills scores of
women and children.
* 1978 - Aldo Moro is kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas in Italy
and is later killed by his captors.
* 1984 - CIA station chief stationed in Beirut, William Buckley, is
kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity.
* 1985 - Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in
Beirut. He would later be released on December 4, 1991.
* 1988 - Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice
Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to
defraud the United States.
* 1988 - Iraq attacks the Kurdish town of Halabjah with mix of poison gas
and nerve agents killing 5000.
* 1993 - A blizzard on the east coast of the United States kills 184.
* 1994 - In Portland, Oregon Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to
hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating
rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
* 2003 - Largest co-ordinated worldwide vigil, as part of the global
protests against war on Iraq.
* 1751 - James Madison, 4th President of the United States (+ 1836)
* 1789 - Georg Simon Ohm, physicist and discoverer of Ohm's law (+ 1854)
* 1829 - Rene Francois Prudhomme, laureate of the first Nobel Prize in
Literature in 1901
* 1878 - Clemens August Graf von Galen, archbishop of Mnster and
cardinal (+ 1946)
* 1902 - Leon Roppolo, jazz clarinetist (+ 1943)
* 1905 - Elisabeth Flickenschildt, actress (+ 1977)
* 1906 - Henny Youngman, comedian (+ 1998)
* 1911 - Josef Mengele, Nazi war criminal (+ 1979)
* 1912 - Pat Nixon, actress, First Lady (+ 1993)
* 1918 - Frederick Reines, physicist (1995 Nobel Prize in Physics)
* 1920 - Leo McKern, actor (+ 2002)
* 1926 - Jerry Lewis, comedian
* 1927 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut
* 1927 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Senator from New York
* 1929 - Nadja Tiller, actress
* 1934 - Ray Hnatyshyn, former Governor-General of Canada
* 1941 - Bernardo Bertolucci, film director
* 1949 - Erik Estrada, actor
* 1953 - Isabelle Huppert, actress
* 1953 - Richard Stallman, Free software proponent
* 1954 - Nancy Wilson, guitarist, singer, actress
* 1955 - Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxing world champion
* 1959 - Flavor Flav, rap musician
* 455 - Valentinian III, Roman emperor
* 1736 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, composer
* 1903 - Judge Roy Bean, jurist, Old West pioneer
* 1940 - Selma Lagerlf, writer
* 1957 - Constantin Brancusi, sculptor
* 1970 - Tammi Terrell, singer
* 1971 - Thomas Dewey, candidate for President of the United States in
1944 and 1948
* 1975 - T-Bone Walker, musician
Holidays and observances
* The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome