March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 290 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 16th in history!
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- Freedom Of Information Day.
- Lips Appreciation Day
- National Panda Day
- No Selfies Day
What Happened On This Day – March 16
1988: A poison gas attack kills 5000 civilians in the Kurdish town of Halabjah
The war crime was in all likelihood executed on the orders of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.
1988: In Northern Ireland, an Ulster loyalist kills 3 people at a Provisional IRA funeral
Michael Stone was later convicted of the Milltown Cemetary attack, which was filmed by news crews.
1968: U.S. troops massacre hundreds of unarmed civilians in Vietnam
The 504 victims of the My Lai Massacre included many children and infants.
1960: Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho is premiered
The film starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh is an all-time classic of the suspense movie genre.
1926: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket
The idea for this revolutionary rocket engine first appeared in a book by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
1965: Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin With His New Matra Djet Sports Car, In Front Of The Monument To The Conquerors Of Space, Moscow.
1923: Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923
1913: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family, 1913. Murdered by Bolsheviks 100 years ago.
1910: The Titanic and Olympic under construction at Harland and Wolff shipyard Belfast, 1910
1869: Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate in 1869.
1690: French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland in 1690.
1527: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power in 1527.
Births On This Day, March 16
1986: Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
1954: Nancy Wilson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress
1953: Richard Stallman, American computer programmer
1917: Samael Aun Weor, Colombian author
1912: Pat Nixon, American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States
Richard Stallmam was born.
Jung So-min was born.
Rajpal Yadav was born.
Deaths On This Day, March 16
2008: Bill Brown, Australian cricketer
2006: Minnie Pwerle, Australian painter
2003: Rachel Corrie, American activist
1983: Arthur Godfrey, American radio, television host
37: Tiberius, Roman Emperor
Valentinian III died.
William Beveridge died.