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March 16th, 2037 (March 16 2037)DeathTiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, Roman Emperor (born in 46 BC)
March 16th, 2008 (March 16 2008)DeathBill Brown, Australian cricketer (born in 1912)
March 16th, 2008 (March 16 2008)DeathOla Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (born in 1946)
March 16th, 2008 (March 16 2008)DeathGary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (born in 1942)
March 16th, 2008 (March 16 2008)DeathG. David Low, American astronaut (born in 1956)David Low Quotes
March 16th, 2008 (March 16 2008)DeathJohn Hewer, Actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials. (born in 1922)
March 16th, 2007 (March 16 2007)DeathManjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (born in 1984)
March 16th, 2006 (March 16 2006)EventThe United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.
March 16th, 2006 (March 16 2006)DeathDavid Feintuch, American sci-fi author (born in 1944)
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)EventIsrael officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)DeathTodd Bell, American football player (born in 1958)
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)DeathRalph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (born in 1914)
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)DeathAnthony George, American TV actor (born in 1921)
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)DeathAllan Hendrickse, South African politician (born in 1927)
March 16th, 2005 (March 16 2005)DeathDick Radatz, American baseball player (born in 1937)
March 16th, 2004 (March 16 2004)DeathVilem Tausky, Czech conductor and composer (born in 1910)
March 16th, 2003 (March 16 2003)EventThe largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.
March 16th, 2003 (March 16 2003)DeathRachel Corrie, American political activist (born in 1979)
March 16th, 2003 (March 16 2003)DeathRonald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (born in 1931)
March 16th, 2001 (March 16 2001)DeathNorma MacMillan, Canadian actress (born in 1921)
March 16th, 2001 (March 16 2001)DeathBob Wollek, French race car driver (born in 1943)
March 16th, 2000 (March 16 2000)DeathThomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (born in 1918)
March 16th, 1999 (March 16 1999)DeathGratien Gelinas, Quebec playwright and director (born in 1909)
March 16th, 1998 (March 16 1998)EventPope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.
March 16th, 1998 (March 16 1998)DeathDerek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1918)
March 16th, 1997 (March 16 1997)EventSandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International.
March 16th, 1996 (March 16 1996)DeathCharlie Barnett, American actor (born in 1954)
March 16th, 1995 (March 16 1995)EventMississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
March 16th, 1994 (March 16 1994)BirthSierra McClain, American actress and singer
March 16th, 1993 (March 16 1993)DeathJohnny Cymbal, American singer and producer (born in 1945)
March 16th, 1992 (March 16 1992)DeathYves Rocard, French physicist (born in 1903)
March 16th, 1992 (March 16 1992)DeathRoger Lemelin, Quebec novelist and television writer (born in 1919)
March 16th, 1991 (March 16 1991)BirthWolfgang Van Halen, American musician
March 16th, 1989 (March 16 1989)BirthPeaches Geldof, English Dosser
March 16th, 1989 (March 16 1989)BirthTheo Walcott, English footballer
March 16th, 1989 (March 16 1989)BirthBlake Griffin, American basketball player
March 16th, 1988 (March 16 1988)EventIran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
March 16th, 1988 (March 16 1988)EventHalabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq was attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents, killing 5000 people and injured about 10000 people.
March 16th, 1987 (March 16 1987)BirthTiiu Kuik, Estonian model
March 16th, 1986 (March 16 1986)BirthKen Doane, American professional wrestler
March 16th, 1986 (March 16 1986)BirthT. J. Jordan, American basketball player
March 16th, 1985 (March 16 1985)EventAssociated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
March 16th, 1985 (March 16 1985)BirthNicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel
March 16th, 1985 (March 16 1985)DeathEddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1902)
March 16th, 1984 (March 16 1984)EventWilliam Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity.
March 16th, 1984 (March 16 1984)BirthLevi Brown, American football player
March 16th, 1984 (March 16 1984)DeathJohn Hoagland, American photographer (born in 1947)
March 16th, 1983 (March 16 1983)EventDemolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last radio tower in Germany built of wood.
March 16th, 1983 (March 16 1983)BirthBrandon League, American baseball player
March 16th, 1983 (March 16 1983)DeathArthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (born in 1903)
March 16th, 1983 (March 16 1983)DeathFred Rose, Canadian politician (born in 1907)
March 16th, 1981 (March 16 1981)BirthAndrew Bree, Irish swimmer
March 16th, 1981 (March 16 1981)BirthCurtis Granderson, American baseball player
March 16th, 1981 (March 16 1981)BirthYoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
March 16th, 1980 (March 16 1980)BirthFelipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
March 16th, 1980 (March 16 1980)BirthTodd Heap, American football player
March 16th, 1980 (March 16 1980)DeathTamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (born in 1898)
March 16th, 1979 (March 16 1979)BirthEdison Mendez, Ecuadorian footballer
March 16th, 1979 (March 16 1979)BirthRashad Moore, National Football League player
March 16th, 1979 (March 16 1979)BirthLeena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
March 16th, 1979 (March 16 1979)DeathJean Monnet, French politician (born in 1888)
March 16th, 1978 (March 16 1978)EventFormer Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped by left-wing terrorists and is later killed by his captors.
March 16th, 1978 (March 16 1978)EventSupertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
March 16th, 1977 (March 16 1977)BirthDonal Og Cusack, Irish hurler
March 16th, 1977 (March 16 1977)DeathKamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (born in 1917)
March 16th, 1976 (March 16 1976)EventBritish Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.
March 16th, 1976 (March 16 1976)BirthAbraham Nunez, Dominican baseball player Abraham Quotes
March 16th, 1976 (March 16 1976)BirthPaul Schneider, American actor
March 16th, 1976 (March 16 1976)BirthNick Spano, American actor
March 16th, 1975 (March 16 1975)BirthSienna Guillory, English actress
March 16th, 1975 (March 16 1975)DeathRichard W. DeKorte, American politician (born in 1936)
March 16th, 1975 (March 16 1975)DeathT-Bone Walker, American musician (born in 1910)
March 16th, 1974 (March 16 1974)BirthGeorgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
March 16th, 1974 (March 16 1974)BirthFotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
March 16th, 1973 (March 16 1973)BirthBrant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
March 16th, 1971 (March 16 1971)EventGovernment of Trygve Bratteli in Norway.
March 16th, 1971 (March 16 1971)BirthAlan Tudyk, American actor
March 16th, 1971 (March 16 1971)DeathThomas Dewey, American presidential candidate (born in 1902)
March 16th, 1970 (March 16 1970)BirthPaul Oscar (Pall Oskar Hjalmtysson), Icelandic pop singer, songwriter and disc jockey
March 16th, 1970 (March 16 1970)DeathTammi Terrell, American singer (born in 1946)
March 16th, 1968 (March 16 1968)EventVietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers: men, women, and children are killed by American troops.
March 16th, 1968 (March 16 1968)EventGeneral Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
March 16th, 1968 (March 16 1968)BirthAnanya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
March 16th, 1968 (March 16 1968)DeathMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer (born in 1895)
March 16th, 1968 (March 16 1968)DeathGunnar Ekelof, Swedish poet and writer (born in 1907)
March 16th, 1967 (March 16 1967)BirthLauren Graham, American actress
March 16th, 1966 (March 16 1966)EventLaunch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
March 16th, 1965 (March 16 1965)BirthRichard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
March 16th, 1965 (March 16 1965)BirthBelen Rueda, Spanish actress
March 16th, 1964 (March 16 1964)BirthPatty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
March 16th, 1964 (March 16 1964)BirthGore Verbinski, American movie director
March 16th, 1964 (March 16 1964)BirthPascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
March 16th, 1963 (March 16 1963)EventMount Agung erupts on Bali, as 11,000 die.
March 16th, 1963 (March 16 1963)BirthJimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
March 16th, 1963 (March 16 1963)BirthKevin Smith, New Zealand actor (died in 2002)Kevin Smith Quotes
March 16th, 1962 (March 16 1962)EventA Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 people missing.
March 16th, 1961 (March 16 1961)BirthTodd McFarlane, Canadian cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, and media entrepreneur
March 16th, 1961 (March 16 1961)BirthBrett Kenny, Australian rugby league footballer
March 16th, 1961 (March 16 1961)DeathChen Geng, Chinese military leader (born in 1903)
March 16th, 1960 (March 16 1960)BirthDuane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
March 16th, 1959 (March 16 1959)BirthFlavor Flav, American rapper
March 16th, 1959 (March 16 1959)BirthJens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
March 16th, 1958 (March 16 1958)EventThe Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company s founding.
March 16th, 1958 (March 16 1958)BirthJorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
March 16th, 1958 (March 16 1958)BirthKate Worley, American comic book writer (died in 2004)
March 16th, 1957 (March 16 1957)DeathConstantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (born in 1876)
March 16th, 1955 (March 16 1955)BirthJiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
March 16th, 1955 (March 16 1955)BirthBruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
March 16th, 1955 (March 16 1955)DeathNicolas de Stael, French-Russian painter (born in 1914)
March 16th, 1954 (March 16 1954)BirthJimmy Nail, British actor and singer
March 16th, 1954 (March 16 1954)BirthNancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer, and actress (Heart)
March 16th, 1953 (March 16 1953)BirthIsabelle Huppert, French actress
March 16th, 1953 (March 16 1953)BirthRichard Stallman, American free software activist
March 16th, 1952 (March 16 1952)EventIn Cilaos, Reunion, 1,870mm (73 inches) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record.
March 16th, 1952 (March 16 1952)BirthPhilippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
March 16th, 1951 (March 16 1951)BirthJoe DeLamielleure, American football player
March 16th, 1950 (March 16 1950)EventCommunist Czechoslovakia s ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
March 16th, 1950 (March 16 1950)BirthKate Nelligan, Canadian actress
March 16th, 1949 (March 16 1949)BirthErik Estrada, Puerto Rican actor
March 16th, 1949 (March 16 1949)BirthElliott Murphy, American Singer-Songwriter
March 16th, 1949 (March 16 1949)BirthVictor Garber, Canadian actor
March 16th, 1948 (March 16 1948)BirthMichael Bruce, American musician. Guitarist and keyboard player for Alice CooperAlice Cooper Quotes
March 16th, 1948 (March 16 1948)BirthMargaret Weis, American author
March 16th, 1948 (March 16 1948)BirthRichard Desjardins, Quebec singer, songwriter and film director
March 16th, 1947 (March 16 1947)BirthRamzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
March 16th, 1946 (March 16 1946)BirthMichael Basman, English chess master
March 16th, 1946 (March 16 1946)BirthHubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
March 16th, 1945 (March 16 1945)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends but small pockets of Japanese resistance persist.
March 16th, 1945 (March 16 1945)EventWurzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.
March 16th, 1945 (March 16 1945)DeathBorries von Munchhausen, German poet (born in 1874)
March 16th, 1943 (March 16 1943)EventThe Royal Navy Isles Class Trawler HMS Campobello Sinks in the Atlantic.
March 16th, 1943 (March 16 1943)BirthUrsula Goodenough, Evolutionary Scholar, Cell Biologist
March 16th, 1943 (March 16 1943)BirthKim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (died in 2005)
March 16th, 1942 (March 16 1942)EventHistory of Rocketry: The first V-2 rocket test launch (exploded at liftoff).
March 16th, 1942 (March 16 1942)BirthJames Soong, Taiwanese politician
March 16th, 1942 (March 16 1942)BirthJerry Jeff Walker, American musician
March 16th, 1942 (March 16 1942)BirthRoger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (died in 1996)
March 16th, 1941 (March 16 1941)BirthRobert Guei, ruler of Cote d Ivoire (died in 2002)
March 16th, 1941 (March 16 1941)BirthChuck Woolery, American game show host
March 16th, 1940 (March 16 1940)BirthBernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
March 16th, 1940 (March 16 1940)BirthJan Pronk, Dutch politician
March 16th, 1940 (March 16 1940)BirthKeith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
March 16th, 1940 (March 16 1940)DeathSelma Lagerlof, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1858)
March 16th, 1939 (March 16 1939)EventFrom Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
March 16th, 1939 (March 16 1939)EventMarriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
March 16th, 1939 (March 16 1939)BirthCarlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
March 16th, 1937 (March 16 1937)BirthAmos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (died in 1996)
March 16th, 1936 (March 16 1936)BirthFred Neil, American singer-songwriter (died in 2001)
March 16th, 1936 (March 16 1936)DeathMarguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (born in 1864)
March 16th, 1935 (March 16 1935)EventAdolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription was reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.Adolf Hitler Quotes
March 16th, 1935 (March 16 1935)BirthTeresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
March 16th, 1935 (March 16 1935)DeathJohn James Richard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1876)John Scott Quotes
March 16th, 1935 (March 16 1935)DeathAron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (born in 1886)
March 16th, 1934 (March 16 1934)BirthRay Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (died in 2002)Gene Ray Quotes
March 16th, 1933 (March 16 1933)BirthSandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
March 16th, 1932 (March 16 1932)BirthDon Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (died in 2005)
March 16th, 1932 (March 16 1932)BirthWalter Cunningham, American astronaut
March 16th, 1931 (March 16 1931)BirthBetty Johnson, American singer
March 16th, 1930 (March 16 1930)BirthTommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (died in 2001)
March 16th, 1930 (March 16 1930)DeathMiguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish dictator (born in 1870)
March 16th, 1929 (March 16 1929)BirthNadja Tiller, Austrian actress
March 16th, 1928 (March 16 1928)BirthChrista Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
March 16th, 1928 (March 16 1928)BirthKarlheinz Bohm, Austrian actor
March 16th, 1927 (March 16 1927)BirthVladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (died in 1967)
March 16th, 1927 (March 16 1927)BirthDaniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York (died in 2003)
March 16th, 1927 (March 16 1927)BirthOlga San Juan, American comedian
March 16th, 1926 (March 16 1926)EventHistory of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
March 16th, 1926 (March 16 1926)BirthCharles Goodell, American politician (died in 1987)
March 16th, 1926 (March 16 1926)BirthJerry Lewis, American comedian
March 16th, 1926 (March 16 1926)DeathSergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
March 16th, 1925 (March 16 1925)BirthLuis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (died in 2004)
March 16th, 1924 (March 16 1924)EventThe free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini s fascist regime.
March 16th, 1922 (March 16 1922)BirthHarding Lemay, American television scriptwriter and playwright
March 16th, 1920 (March 16 1920)BirthLeo McKern, Australian actor (died in 2002)
March 16th, 1920 (March 16 1920)BirthTraudl Junge, Hitler s secretary (died in 2002)Traudl Junge Quotes
March 16th, 1920 (March 16 1920)BirthJohn Addison, British composer (died in 1998)
March 16th, 1920 (March 16 1920)BirthDorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (died in 1947)
March 16th, 1918 (March 16 1918)BirthFrederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1998)
March 16th, 1917 (March 16 1917)BirthSamael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (died in 1977)
March 16th, 1916 (March 16 1916)EventThe 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
March 16th, 1916 (March 16 1916)BirthMercedes McCambridge, American actress (died in 2004)
March 16th, 1914 (March 16 1914)DeathCharles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1843)
March 16th, 1912 (March 16 1912)EventLawrence Oates, ill member of Scott s South Pole expedition leaves the tent saying, "I am just going outside and may be some time."
March 16th, 1912 (March 16 1912)BirthPat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (died in 1993)
March 16th, 1911 (March 16 1911)BirthDr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (died in 1979)Josef Mengele Quotes
March 16th, 1911 (March 16 1911)BirthPierre Harmel, Belgian politician
March 16th, 1908 (March 16 1908)BirthRene Daumal, French Surrealist writer (died in 1944)
March 16th, 1908 (March 16 1908)BirthRobert Rossen, American film director, screenwriter and producer (died in 1966)
March 16th, 1906 (March 16 1906)BirthHenny Youngman, American comedian (died in 1998)Henny Youngman Quotes
March 16th, 1906 (March 16 1906)BirthFrancisco Ayala, Spanish writer
March 16th, 1905 (March 16 1905)BirthElisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (died in 1977)
March 16th, 1905 (March 16 1905)BirthMarlin Perkins, American naturalist (died in 1986)
March 16th, 1903 (March 16 1903)BirthMike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (died in 2001)
March 16th, 1903 (March 16 1903)DeathRoy Bean, American juristRoy Bean Quotes
March 16th, 1902 (March 16 1902)BirthLeon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (died in 1943)
March 16th, 1901 (March 16 1901)BirthEdward Pawley, American actor (died in 1988)
March 16th, 1900 (March 16 1900)EventSir Arthur Evans purchases the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. Evans Quotes
March 16th, 1899 (March 16 1899)DeathJoseph Medill, mayor of Chicago (born in 1823)
March 16th, 1898 (March 16 1898)DeathAubrey Beardsley, British artist (born in 1872)
March 16th, 1897 (March 16 1897)BirthConrad Nagel, American actor (died in 1970)
March 16th, 1892 (March 16 1892)BirthCesar Vallejo, Peruvian poet (died in 1938)
March 16th, 1892 (March 16 1892)BirthJames Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (died in 1984)
March 16th, 1892 (March 16 1892)DeathSamuel F. Miller, American politician (born in 1827)
March 16th, 1890 (March 16 1890)BirthSolomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (died in 1948) Solomon Quotes
March 16th, 1890 (March 16 1890)DeathZorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (born in 1864)
March 16th, 1889 (March 16 1889)BirthReggie Walker, South African athlete (died in 1951)
March 16th, 1888 (March 16 1888)DeathHippolyte Carnot, French statesman (born in 1801)
March 16th, 1883 (March 16 1883)BirthEthel Anderson, Australian poet (died in 1958)
March 16th, 1878 (March 16 1878)BirthClemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (died in 1946)
March 16th, 1877 (March 16 1877)BirthReza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (died in 1941)
March 16th, 1872 (March 16 1872)EventThe Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
March 16th, 1869 (March 16 1869)BirthF. A. Forbes, Scottish author (died in 1936)
March 16th, 1867 (March 16 1867)EventFirst publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
March 16th, 1865 (March 16 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough begins as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
March 16th, 1865 (March 16 1865)BirthPatsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (died in 1953)
March 16th, 1861 (March 16 1861)EventEdward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
March 16th, 1859 (March 16 1859)BirthAlexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (died in 1906)
March 16th, 1857 (March 16 1857)BirthCharles Harding Firth, British historian (died in 1936)
March 16th, 1856 (March 16 1856)BirthNapoleon Eugene Louis John Joseph, called Napoleon IV, the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (died in 1879)
March 16th, 1851 (March 16 1851)BirthMartinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (died in 1931)
March 16th, 1846 (March 16 1846)BirthGosta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (died in 1927)
March 16th, 1840 (March 16 1840)BirthShibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (died in 1931)
March 16th, 1839 (March 16 1839)BirthRene Francois Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1907)
March 16th, 1839 (March 16 1839)BirthJohn Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (died in 1922)
March 16th, 1834 (March 16 1834)BirthJames Hector, Scottish geologist (died in 1907)
March 16th, 1822 (March 16 1822)BirthRosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (died in 1899)
March 16th, 1818 (March 16 1818)EventBattle of Cancha RayadaSpanish forces defeat Chileans under Jose de San Martin.Jose de San Martin Quotes
March 16th, 1815 (March 16 1815)EventPrince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in The Netherlands.Will Self Quotes
March 16th, 1812 (March 16 1812)EventBattle of Badajoz (March April 6)British and Portuguese forces besiege and defeat French garrison during Peninsular War.
March 16th, 1805 (March 16 1805)BirthPeter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (died in 1861) Philo Quotes
March 16th, 1802 (March 16 1802)EventThe United States Military Academy at West Point is established.
March 16th, 1800 (March 16 1800)BirthEmperor Ninko of Japan (died in 1846)
March 16th, 1794 (March 16 1794)BirthAmi Boue, Austrian geologist (died in 1881)
March 16th, 1792 (March 16 1792)EventKing Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
March 16th, 1789 (March 16 1789)BirthGeorg Simon Ohm, German physicist (died in 1854)
March 16th, 1774 (March 16 1774)BirthCaptain Matthew Flinders, English explorer of the coasts of Australia (died in 1814)
March 16th, 1773 (March 16 1773)BirthJuan Ramon Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (died in 1836)
March 16th, 1751 (March 16 1751)BirthJames Madison, 4th President of the United States (died in 1836)James Madison Quotes
March 16th, 1750 (March 16 1750)BirthCaroline Herschel, German-born English astronomer (died in 1848)
March 16th, 1747 (March 16 1747)DeathChristian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (born in 1690)
March 16th, 1738 (March 16 1738)DeathGeorge Bahr, German architect (born in 1666)
March 16th, 1737 (March 16 1737)DeathBenjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (born in 1670)
March 16th, 1736 (March 16 1736)DeathGiovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (born in 1710)
March 16th, 1721 (March 16 1721)DeathJames Craggs the Elder, English politician (born in 1657)
March 16th, 1689 (March 16 1689)EventThe 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
March 16th, 1687 (March 16 1687)BirthSophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort in Prussia (died in 1757)
March 16th, 1679 (March 16 1679)DeathJohn Leverett, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (born in 1616)
March 16th, 1660 (March 16 1660)EventThe Long Parliament disbands.
March 16th, 1654 (March 16 1654)BirthAndreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (died in 1704)
March 16th, 1649 (March 16 1649)DeathSt. Jean de Brebeuf, French Jesuit missionary (born in 1593)
March 16th, 1631 (March 16 1631)BirthRene Le Bossu, French critic (died in 1680)
March 16th, 1621 (March 16 1621)EventSamoset, a Mohegan, visits the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
March 16th, 1620 (March 16 1620)DeathSt. John Sarkander, Moravian priest, died of injuries caused by torturing
March 16th, 1585 (March 16 1585)BirthGerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (died in 1618)
March 16th, 1581 (March 16 1581)BirthPieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (died in 1647)
March 16th, 1559 (March 16 1559)DeathAnthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (born in 1496)
March 16th, 1521 (March 16 1521)EventFerdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.
March 16th, 1485 (March 16 1485)DeathAnne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (born in 1456) Richard III of England Quotes
March 16th, 1473 (March 16 1473)BirthHenry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (died in 1541)
March 16th, 1457 (March 16 1457)DeathLaszlo Hunyadi, Hungarian statesman and warrior (born in 1433)
March 16th, 1445 (March 16 1445)BirthJohann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (died in 1510)
March 16th, 1410 (March 16 1410)DeathJohn Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (born in 1373)
March 16th, 1338 (March 16 1338)BirthThomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (died in 1401)
March 16th, 1322 (March 16 1322)EventThe Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence.
March 16th, 1322 (March 16 1322)DeathHumphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English soldier (born in 1276)
March 16th, 1249 (March 16 1249)EventThe Servite Order is officially approved by Cardinal Raniero Capocci, papal legate in Tuscany.
March 16th, 1190 (March 16 1190)EventCrusaders start to massacre the Jews of York; many Jews commit suicide rather than submit to baptism.
March 16th, 1072 (March 16 1072)DeathAdalbert of Hamburg, German archbishop
March 16th, 1037 (March 16 1037)DeathRobert I, Archbishop of Rouen
March 16th, 1021 (March 16 1021)DeathHeribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III
March 16th, 0597 (March 16 0597)EventBabylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
March 16th, 0455 (March 16 0455)DeathValentinian III, Roman Emperor (born in 419)

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