Sunday, May 19, 2019 (Week 21)

March 16 in History

What happened on March 16 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 16 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 16 in history.

1985
Associated Press newsman, Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut.
1984
Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another’s internal foes.
1968
U.S. troops in Vietnam destroy a village consisting mostly of women and children, the action is remembered as the My-Lai massacre.
1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
1954
CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cronkite to compete with NBC’s Today Show.
1945
Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist.
1939
Germany occupies the rest of Czechoslovakia.
1935
Adolf Hitler orders a German rearmament and violates the Versailles Treaty.
1928
The United States plans to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
1926
Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.
1917
Russian Czar Nicholas II abdicates his throne.
1913
The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania is launched at Newport News, Va.
1907
The British cruiser Invincible, the world’s largest, is completed at Glasgow shipyards.
1865
Union troops push past Confederate blockers at the Battle of Averasborough, N.C.
1850
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is published.
1833
Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college.
1621
The first Indian appears to colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1527
The Emperor Babur defeats the Rajputs at the Battle of Khanwa, removing the main Hindu rivals in Northern India.
1190
The Crusades begin the massacre of Jews in York, England.

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