Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 16th

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-597 -BC- According to certain archaeological calculations, the first conquest of Jerusalem by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar occurred. In the Bible, the event is recorded in 2 Kings 24:1ff. and in 2 Chronicles 36:5-8. It is also implied in the earlychapters of Jeremiah and Ezekiel.Ref: 5
1079*Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar.Ref: 5
1345*Holy spirit glides above fire; "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend).Ref: 5
1517*Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen.Ref: 5
1621*The first Indian appears to colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1641*General court declares Rhode Island a democracy & adopts new constitution.Ref: 5
1660*English Long Parliament disbands.Ref: 5
1690*French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland.Ref: 5
1730 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe.Ref: 5
1749*King George II of England orders grant to the Ohio Company.Ref: 92
1770*(Boston Massacre) A frigate carrying reports and letters of Hutchinson relating the events of March 5 leaves Boston bound for England.Ref: 87
1792*Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera.Ref: 5
1802*US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time).Ref: 5
1802*Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.Ref: 70
1815*Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium.Ref: 5
1822*Composer Gioacchino Rossini marries Spanish soprano.Ref: 5
1825*Women who felt oppressed by their employers gathered at Palmo’s Opera House in New York City, not for opera, but for speeches and music about their troubles.Ref: 4
1827*First US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (New York NY), begins publishing.Ref: 39
1829*Ohio authorizes high school night classes.Ref: 5
1830*New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded).Ref: 5
1833*Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college.Ref: 2
1836*The Republic of Texas approves a constitution.Ref: 5
1869*Hiram R Revels makes the first official speech by a black in the Senate.Ref: 5
1871*The state of Delaware, the first state to enter the union, enacted the first fertilizer law.Ref: 4
1882*The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to join the Red Cross.Ref: 4
1883*Susan Hayhurst graduates from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She is the first woman pharmacy graduate.Ref: 39
1906*(Shipp) Parden meets with Emanuel Hewlett to discuss Johnson's emergency petition to the Supreme Court.Ref: 87
1907*The British cruiser Invincible, the world's largest, is completed at Glasgow shipyards.Ref: 2
1909*Attorney General George Wickersham names the Bureau of Investigation (later the Federal Bureau of Investigation), and the title of Chief Examiner is changed to Chief of the Bureau of Investigation.Ref: 14
1911*(Triangle) A report on fire traps is published. The report argues that many New York City building lack "even the most indispensable precautions necessary."Ref: 87
1912*Mrs William Howard Taft plants first cherry tree in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1913*The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania is launched at Newport News, Va.Ref: 2
1915*The Federal Trade Commission began operation. The U.S. government appointed five commissioners to receive $10,000 each year to regulate commerce and prohibit unlawful trade.Ref: 4
1916*US & Canada sign Migratory bird treaty.Ref: 5
1920*1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park.Ref: 5
1922*Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt.Ref: 5
1928*The United States plans to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.Ref: 2
1930*USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine.Ref: 5
1931 Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Netherlands).Ref: 5
1933*Hitler names Hjalmar Shaft, president of Bank of Germany.Ref: 5
1934*Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act.Ref: 5
1935*Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription.Ref: 36
1939*Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine.Ref: 5
1939*Germany occupies the rest Czechoslovakia.Ref: 2
1941*Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize.Ref: 5
1944*Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death.Ref: 5
1947*Convair Liner, first US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.Ref: 5
1950*Congress voted to remove federal taxes on oleomargarine.Ref: 4
1952*1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Réunion (world record).Ref: 5
1955*Josephine Kroesen appointed as first Dutch female judge.Ref: 5
1955*President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war.Ref: 5
1959*Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty.Ref: 5
1961*Jaguar Cars Ltd. introduces the XK-E, or E-Type, at the Geneva Auto Show.Ref: 3
1964*President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.Ref: 2
1966*"Man From Uncle" star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London.Ref: 5
1968*Robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign.Ref: 5
1976*British premier Harold Wilson resigns.Ref: 5
1977*US President Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland.Ref: 5
1978 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 68.7 million gallons of oil off French coast.Ref: 5
1978*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1978*US Senate accepts Panamá Canal treaty.Ref: 5
1984 Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another's internal foes.Ref: 2
1984*William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by gunmen; he died in captivity.Ref: 70
1985*Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, was abducted in Beirut; he was released in December 1991.Ref: 5
1987 Bostonia magazine printed an English translation of Albert Einstein’s last high school report card. The brain behind the theory of relativity did relatively well with an ‘A’ in math, of course, but a ‘D’ in French.Ref: 4
1988*US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras.Ref: 5
1988*Former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter, former White House aide Oliver L. North, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and Secord's business partner, Albert Hakim, were indicted on charges relating to the Iran-Contra affair. (Poindexter and North had their convictions thrown out; Secord and Hakim received probation.)Ref: 70
1991*Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade.Ref: 5
1991 New York Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38).Ref: 5
1994 Moravcik forms Slovakia government.Ref: 5
1995*Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15.Ref: 5
1998*The Vatican expressed remorse for the cowardice of some Christians during the Holocaust, but defended the actions of Pope Pius XII.Ref: 70
1998*Rwanda, with 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders, began mass trials for the country's 1994 genocide.Ref: 70
1999*The Dow Jones industrial average briefly topped the 10,000 level, reaching a high of 10,001.78 before retreating.Ref: 10
2000*Independent counsel Robert Ray said he had found no credible evidence that first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton or senior White House officials were involved in seeking the FBI background files of Republicans.Ref: 70
1521*Magelhaes' fleet discovers Zamal (Samar).Ref: 5
1521*Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, where he was killed by natives the following month.Ref: 70
1900*Sir Arthur Evans finds old city of Knossus.Ref: 5
1926*Pioneer physicist and engineer Dr. Robert H. Goddard launches the first successful liquid-fuel rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts. Goddard’s rocket, launched from a homemade pipe frame, rose 41 feet and in a 2.5-second flight reached a speed of about 60 miles per hour, proving the practicality of liquid-propelled rocketry.Ref: 39
1962*First launching of Titan 2-rocket.Ref: 5
1966*Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits.Ref: 5
1972*Amdahl was incorporatedRef: 62
1975*US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 26 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1995*Astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.Ref: 70
1322*Battle of Boroughbridge. Thomas of Lancaster is defeated by forces loyal to Edward II. Thomas is executed near his own castle of Pontefract.Ref: 17
1527 The Mogol Emperor Babur defeats the Rajputs at the Battle of Kanvaha, removing the main Hindu rivals in Northern India.Ref: 2
1731 Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England & Netherlands.Ref: 5
1861*Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union.Ref: 5
1861*Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain.Ref: 5
1862*Battle at Pound Gap KY: Confederates separate battles.Ref: 5
1865*Union troops push past Confederate blockers at the Battle of Averasborough NC (1,500 casualities).Ref: 2
1915*British battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle.Ref: 5
1940*The Germans bomb Scapa Flow naval base near Scotland.Ref: 36
1943*A 5-day Battle of Atlantic climaxes with 27 merchant ships sunk by German U-boats.Ref: 36
1943*Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Netherlands) torpedoed & sinks.Ref: 5
1945*Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist.Ref: 2
1968*(My Lai) Assault on Son My Village; 450 civilians are murdered by American forces of Charlie Company.Ref: 87
1876*Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight first female boxing match (New York).Ref: 5
1900*American League meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an American League team will be in Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indpls, Detroit, Cleveland & Buffalo.Ref: 5
1907*After watching Ty Cobb quarrel with a black groundskeeper and with teammate Charlie Schmidt, Tiger manager Hugh Jennings tries to deal him to the Indians for outfielder Elmer Flick; Tribe's manager Napoleon Lajoie turns down the deal for the 'Geogia Peach'.Ref: 1
1910*Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona.Ref: 5
1911*Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ontario) 13-4.Ref: 5
1932*Babe Ruth signs a deal for $75,000 and a percentage of the exhibition gate; legend has it the Bambino signed a blank contract with the amount filled in later by Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert.Ref: 1
1937*Former world champion hurdler, Percy Beard, was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers to teach the faltering baseball team how to run.Ref: 4
1939*NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-New York Rangers (7), New York Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period.Ref: 5
1952*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1953*In an effort to oust him from the league, the AL owners reject Bill Veeck's request to move the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore.Ref: 1
1956 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.Ref: 5
1956 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins.Ref: 5
1957*Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1957*Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating New York Rangers 14-1.Ref: 5
1958*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1961*The state of New York approves a bond issue for the construction of a 55,000-seat stadium on the site of the 1939-40 World Fair in Queen's Flushing Meadow area.Ref: 1
1964*Paul Hornung, ‘The Golden Boy’, and Alex Karras, the guy who punched out a horse in the movie, "Blazing Saddles", were reinstated to the NFL after an 11-month suspension for betting on football games.Ref: 4
1969*Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period.Ref: 5
1980*Alan Minter of England outpoints Vito Antuofermo for the middleweight boxing title at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV.Ref: 97
1980*Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814).Ref: 5
1985*Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs.Ref: 5
1986*Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1991 US skaters Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan sweep the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich, Germany. (XDG, p 4A, 3/16/2001)Ref: 83
1991*New Jersey Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games.Ref: 5
1992*Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball.Ref: 5
1994*Figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Oregon, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, avoiding jail but drawing a $100,000 fine.Ref: 5
1994*Former Padre pitcher Eric Show dies of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 37.Ref: 1
1995*Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67.Ref: 5
1996*Mike Tyson KO's Frank Bruno in third round to win the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.Ref: 98
1997*Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship.Ref: 5
1997*New Jersey Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals.Ref: 5
1997*Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf ClassicRef: 5
1997*Toshiba Senior Golf ClassicRef: 5
2001*Slammin' Sammy Sosa signs a four-year contract extension keeping the Cub right fielder in the Windy City until 2006. The prolific home run hitter has averaged nearly sixty home runs (179HRs/3 years) for the last three season.Ref: 1
1850*The novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is published for the first time by Ticknor and Fields in Boston MA.Ref: 4
1870*Tchaikovsky's overture-fantasy Romeo and Juliet first performed in Moscow.Ref: 10
1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1896 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen".Ref: 5
1897*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG).Ref: 5
1916 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1918 Tallulah Bankhead makes her New York acting debut with a role in The Squab Farm.Ref: 4
1918*Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published.Ref: 5
1919 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg.Ref: 5
1923 Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1934*The 6th celebration of movieland’s achievements, The Academy Awards for the films of 1932 and 1933, was held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles with humorist/actor/writer Will Rogers as host. The Best Picture and Best Director Frank Lloyd) prizes went to the 1933 flick, Cavalcade produced by Winfield R. Sheehan. The Best Actor was Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII, and the Best Actress was Katharine Hepburn in Morning Glory (1933).Ref: 4
1938*Noël Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1938*Temple defeats Colorado to win first NIT.Ref: 5
1941 National Gallery of Art opens in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1942*Fats Waller recorded The Jitterbug Waltz in New York for Bluebird Records.Ref: 4
1946*"Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances.Ref: 5
1950*First annual National Book Awards.Ref: 5
1952*The first religious program on TV, "This Week in Religion," debuted on Dumont television. It was the only ecumenical program of TV's early religious offerings, and ran for two years, last airing in October 1954.Ref: 5
1954*CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cornet to compete with NBC's Today Show.Ref: 2
1955*"The Ballad of Davy Crockett", by Bill Hayes, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts and stayed for five weeks.Ref: 4
1957*9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young.Ref: 5
1963*Peter, Paul and Mary released the single, Puff The Magic Dragon. Through the years, controversy continually surrounded the song. It was banned by several radio stations whose management figured that the song was about the elicit joys of smoking marijuana. The group denied this startling assumption.Ref: 4
1969*Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances.Ref: 5
1970*The complete text of the New English Bible was published, simultaneously, by the Oxford and Cambridge Presses. (The New Testament of the NEB had been first published in 1961.)Ref: 5
1971*13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win.Ref: 5
1972*John & Yoko are served with deportation papers.Ref: 5
1974*First performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville.Ref: 5
1975*"Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances.Ref: 5
1976 National Theatre in London opens with "Hamlet" starring Albert Finney.Ref: 10
1979*CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney.Ref: 5
1985*A Chorus Line played performance number 4,000 this night at New York’s famed Shubert Theatre. The show originally opened in July, 1975, and became the longest-running show to light up the Great White Way in September, 1983.Ref: 4
1985*People magazine listed the top 57 money-making show-biz stars. At the pinnacle was Paul McCartney, former Beatle and leader of the group, Wings, whose music empire was said to be worth $500 million. Bob Hope made the list with a worth of about $200 million.Ref: 4
1478*Hieronymus Emser, German theologian, lecturer, editor and essayist, is born.Ref: 70
1585*Gerbrant A Bredero Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe), is born.Ref: 5
1609*Michael Franck composer, is born.Ref: 5
1621*Birth of George Neumark, German educator. Twice in life he lost everything: once by robbers and once by fire. As a poet, Neumark is best remembered as author of the hymn, "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee."Ref: 5
1634*Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1651*Zaccaria Tevo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1663*Nicholas Siret composer, is born.Ref: 5
1665*Giuseppe Crespi, Italian Baroque painter, is born.Ref: 70
1729 Georg W "Franz" Panzer German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic), is born.Ref: 5
1739*(Declaration of Independence) George Clymer, merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Philadelphia, PA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1745*Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow composer, is born.Ref: 5
1750*Caroline Lucretia Herchel, Hanover, Germany, first modern woman astronomer, is born. Ref 
1751*James Madison, Port Conway VA, (D-R), 4th US President (1809-17), is born.Ref: 5
1757*Bengt Lidner Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen), is born.Ref: 5
1771*Antoine-Jean Gros, French Romantic painter, is born.Ref: 70
1774*Matthew Flinders English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia), is born.Ref: 5
1776 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, is born.Ref: 5
1787*Geoge S. Ohm, German scientist who gave his name to the unit of electrical resistance, is born.Ref: 68
1789*Francis Chesney, English soldier, explorer and Middle East travelerRef: 70
1802*George Archibald McCall Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Norbert Rillieux inventor (sugar refiner), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Henry Dwight Terry Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Jules Eugene Abraham Alary composer, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Ernest Feydeau French author (Georges Feydeau), is born.Ref: 5
1822*John Pope Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Rosa Bonheur, French artist: famous for her animal paintings: The Horse Fair; first woman to be awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion d’Honneur; is born.Ref: 4
1823*William Henry Monk composer, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Charles Camp Doolittle Brevet Major General (Union volunteer), is born.Ref: 5
1836*Andrew S Hallidie inventor (cable car), is born.Ref: 5
1839*René François Armand Sully Prudhomme France, poet, first Nobel winner (1901), is born.Ref: 5
1849*Reverend James E Smith became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger, is born.Ref: 5
1856*E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte French/English prince, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Hippoliet Daeye Flemish painter (Sereniteit), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Francois-Emile b. Matthes, Dutch-born American geologist and topographer, is born.Ref: 70
1876*Charles Halton Washington DC, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Clemens A Graaf von Galen cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-Nazi, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Henry B Walthall Shelby City AL, actor (Birth of a Nation, Klondike), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Reza Sjah Pahlawi [Reza Chan], shah of Iran, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Harrison Ford Kansas City MO, silent screen actor (Just Married, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear , Rubber Tires), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Giacomo Benvenuti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Sydney Chaplin South Africa, actor (Limelight), is born.Ref: 5
1892*César Vallejo Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros), is born.Ref: 5
1892*James Petrillo, American labor leader, is born.Ref: 70
1893*Isobel Elsom actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Conrad Nagel Keokuk IA, actor (Celebrity Time), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alberto Gainza Paz, Argentine newspaper editor of La Prensa, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Walter E Schäfer German playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Lucie Rie potter, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Mike Mansfield (Senator-Democrat-MT) majority whip, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Morgan Conway actor (Dick Tracy), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Nicolai Lopatnikoff Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Clive Morton London England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Francisco Ayala writer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Henny Youngman London England, comedian (Take my wife please), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler All the King's Men, Mambo), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Aladar Gerevich Hungary, sabres (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Andrew Miller-Jones British TV pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Martijn Lijnema boer/resistance fighter (WWII), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Norman Wooland Düsseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Josef Mengele, German Nazi doctor at Auschwitz extermination camp, is born.Ref: 70
1912*Pat Nixon (Ryan), former U.S. First Lady married to 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon (1969-74), is born in Ely NV.Ref: 4
1915*Birth of Dr. Robert H. Bowman, missions pioneer. In 1945, along with John Broger and William J. Roberts, Bowman helped found the Far East Broadcasting Company. Today FEBC reaches thousands of Pacific island clusters with the Gospel through Christian radio.Ref: 5
1916*Lloyd McBride union president (United Steelworkers), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Aldo E van Eyck Dutch architect (City Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Howard Boatwright composer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Erno Kiraly composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*John Addison Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Academy Award), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Leo McKern, actor: A Foreign Field, The Mouse that Roared, A Man for All Seasons, Help, Rumpole of the Bailey, Ladyhawke, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Blue Lagoon, Ryan’s Daughter; is born in Sydney Australia.Ref: 4
1922*Geoffrey Freeman Allen railway writer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Harding Lemay North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Cornell Borchers [Cornelia Bruch] Heydekrug Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], Newark NJ, entertainer/fund raiser (MDA), especially loved in France, is born.Ref: 68
1927*Daniel Patrick Moynihan US ambassador to UN/(Senator-Democrat-NY, 1977-2001), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Ruby (Reuben) Braff modern jazz musician: trumpet, cornet; actor: Pipe Dream, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Karlheinz Böhm Darmstadt Germany, actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Olga San Juan New York NY, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Vladimir M Komarov Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Christa Ludwig Berlin Germany, soprano (Vienna State Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ramon Barce composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Edwin London composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Hobie (Hobert Neal) Landrith baseball: catcher: Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Redlegs, Chicago Cubs, SL Cardinals, SF Giants, Baltimore Orioles, NY Mets, Washington Senators, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Minoru Miky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Betty Johnson Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Don Richard Carpenter novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Don (Lee) Blasingame baseball: SL Cardinals [all-star: 1958], SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961], Washington Senators, KC Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Betty Johnson singer: I Dreamed, Little White Lies, The Little Blue Man, DreamRef: 4
1932*Ronnie Walter Cunningham Creston IA, Colonel USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Thelma Hopkins England, high jumper (Olympics-silver-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Constanca Capdeville composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*David Del Tredici, Cloverdale CA, composer (1980 Pulitzer), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Bernardo Bertolucci Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Jan P Pronk Dutch politician (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Jan Schaefer Dutch Assistant Secretary of State (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Bernardo Bertolucci Academy Award-winning director: The Last Emperor [1987]; Stealing Beauty, Little Buddha, Once Upon a Time in the West, Last Tango in Paris, The Grim Reaper, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Roger Crozier hockey: NHL: Detroit Red Wings [Stanley Cup playoff MVP: 1966], Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals; is born.Ref: 4
1942*MacArthur Lane football: Green Bay Packers, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Chuck Woolery Kentucky, TV game show host (Love Connection), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jerry Jeff Walker (Paul Crosby) country singer, guitarist: Mr. Bojangles, Good Loving Grace, My Old Man, Hill Country Rain, Charlie Dunn, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Börries von Münchhausen writer, dies, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Tom (Thomas William) Bradley baseball: pitcher: California Angels, Chicago White Sox, SF Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Margaret [Edith] Weis US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Michael Bruce rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Erik Estrada actor: C.H.I.P.S., Twisted Justice, Night of the Wilding, Caged Fury, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, is born in New York City, NY.Ref: 68
1949 Bertha Knox Gilkey welfare & tenement rights for urban women, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Elliott Murphy US singer/songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Victor Garber Montréal Québec Canada, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Tim Stokes football: Univ of Oregon, LA Rams, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ray Benson Philadelphia PA, country singer (House of Blue Lights), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ritchie Teeter rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kate Nelligan actress: Up Close and Personal, Fatal Instinct, Eye of the Needle, Frankie and Johnny, The Prince of Tides, Dracula, The Count of Monte Cristo, is born in London, Ontario, Canada.Ref: 17
1954*Brian McKenzie hockey: Pittsburgh Penguins, Omaha Knights, Hershey Bears, Edmonton Oilers, Mohawk Valley Comets, Indpls Racers, Toledo Goaldiggers, Milwaukee Admirals, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Hollis Stacy Savannah GA, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jimmy Nail singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Nancy Wilson (Nancy Lamoureux Wilson) musician: guitar, singer: group: Heart: Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On; actress: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Wild Life, is born in San Francisco, CA.Ref: 4
1955*Isabelle Huppert Paris France, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Ozzie Newsome NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Pearl Moore WBL guard (New York Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Michael J Bloomfield Flint MI, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Stan Thorn Kenosha WI, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mel Gray NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Marcel Brands soccer player (RKC), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Phung Vuong Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Cindy Brown US, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Brad Bergen Prince Albert Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Catarina Pollini WNBA forward (Houston Comets), is born.Ref: 5
1966*David Nascimento soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Rodney Peete NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dan Owens NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1967*John Mangum NFL safety (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jason van Blerk soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Pat Harlow NFL tackle (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Steve Israel NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kelli James Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Brett Carolan NFL tight end (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Eric Ravotti NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Bert Zuurman soccer player (SC Heerenveen), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Lamont Burns guard (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Michelle Rae Collie Miss Bahamas-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1991*Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli, is born.Ref: 5
37*On a trip to the Italian mainland from his home on Capreae, the emperor Tiberius dies on the Bay of Naples at age 77.Ref: 2
1072*Adalbert archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies.Ref: 5
1190*The Crusades begin with the massacre of Jews in York, England.Ref: 2
1190*Jews of York England commit mass sucide rather than submit to baptism.Ref: 5
1536*Ibrahim Pasha grand-visier of Osmaanse Rich, murdered at about 45.Ref: 5
1629*Emilia of Nassau daughter of Willem of Orange, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1697*Indians abduct Hannah Duston in MA and kill her baby. 44 days later she kills and scalps 10 of them.Ref: 10
1736*Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, dies at age 26.Ref: 70
1738 Georg Baehr German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1804*Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli Italian playwright, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1806*Giuseppe Colla composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1819*Nicolas Sejan composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1838*Nathaniel Bowditch astronomer, author: New American Practical Navigator; dies at age 64.Ref: 4
1841*Félix Savart French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1843*Anton R Falck Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1867*Benjamin Hanby composer, dies at 33.Ref: 5
1878*William Banting English undertaker, dies.Ref: 5
1881*Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer who wrote "Boris Godunov", dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1882*Charles R Darwin English naturalist (Origin of species), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1887*Emanuel Kania composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1898*Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23.Ref: 5
1899*Joseph Medill, Canadian-born American editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1909*George Thorndike Angell lawyer (ASPCA), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1910*Eduard FW Pflüger German physiologist, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1914*Sir John Murray, Scottish naturalist, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1914*Gaston Calmette editor (Le Figaro), killed by Madame Caillaux at 55.Ref: 5
1919*Sigurd von Koch composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1930*Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Spanish dictator (1923-30), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1933*Alfred Her Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1935*John J R Macleod Scot/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), dies at age 58.Ref: 5
1937*J Austen Chamberlain, English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel Peace - 1925), dies at age 73.Ref: 5
1938*Egon Friedell writer, dies.Ref: 5
1940*Selma Lagerdorf, Swedish novelist, first woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature (The Story of Gosta Berling, Tales of a Manor-Nobel Literature 1909), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1941*John Murray Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1941*Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60.Ref: 5
1942*Alexander van Zemlinsky Austrian composer (African Dance), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1945*Pierre Drieu la Rochelle French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52.Ref: 5
1946*Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61.Ref: 5
1955*Mayhew Lake composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1956*Joseph John Richards composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1957*Constantin Brancusi, Romanian abstract sculptor, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1957 Mosa Pijade Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1958*Leon J Cadore pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1959*John Sailling last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111.Ref: 5
1962*John Owen Jones composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1962*US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167.Ref: 5
1964*Nicholas Joy actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1967*James Friskin composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1968*Bengt Gunnar Ekelöf Swedish poet (Nun Serviam), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1968*June Collyer (Dorothea Heermance), actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1968*Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1969*Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155.Ref: 5
1970*Arthur Adamov Russian/French playwright, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1970*Tammi Terrell singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough, You're All I Need), dies from brain tumor at 23.Ref: 5
1971*Bebe Daniels actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1971*Thomas E Dewey, Governor of New York (1943-55), US Presidential candidate (R 1944, 48), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1972*Baseball Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pie (Harold Joseph) Traynor dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1973*Carl Benton Reid actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1973*M Revis [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1975*Perle Mesta (Skirvin) socialite: ‘The hostess with the mostes’; diplomat: appointment as U.S. envoy to Luxembourg [1949] inspired Broadway play Call Me Madam; dies at age 85.Ref: 4
1975*T-Bone Walker blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1978*Aldo Moro, 5-time Prime Minister of Italy, is kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas (Red Brigade), who later murder him.Ref: 5
1979*Jean Monnet French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1983*Arthur (Morton) Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1985 B V A Röling Dutch lawyer (WWII Tokyo trials), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1985*Roger Huntington Sessions US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1987*Scott McKay actor (Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1988*Dorothy Adams Foulger actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1988 North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed.Ref: 5
1990*Ernst Bacon composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1991*Seven members of country singer Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash near San Diego. (XDG, p 4A, 3/16/2001)Ref: 83
1991 Jan H van Roijen Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1991*Wim van den Brink Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies.Ref: 5
1992 Renzhong Weangn China politician (1934-45), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Chishu Ryu Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86.Ref: 5
1993*Djilalli Lyabès Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered.Ref: 5
1993*Don Randolph actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87.Ref: 5
1993*Giovanni Testori Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1993*Mohammed Hussein Nagdi Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered.Ref: 5
1995*Albert Maurice Hackett playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1995 Clan Fraser of Lovat soldier/Landowner, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1995*Lord Lovat [Shimi], Scottish landowner, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1995*Sydney Simone band leader, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*Joseph Lee Pope singer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1996 Olive Netta Parsons co-founder (Collet's bookshop), dies at 104.Ref: 5
1996*Peter Clemoes Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76Ref: 5
2000*Thomas Wilson Ferebee, the Enola Gay bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, dies in Windermere FL at age 81. (XDG, p 4A, 3/16/2001)Ref: 83
2002*Brittanie Nicole Cecil, age 13, is struck by a puck when a slapshot by Columbus Blue Jacket center Epsen Knutsen was deflected by Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Morris with 12:18 remaining in the second period. The puck struck Brittanie, sitting more than 100 feet behind the glass, in the left temple. She dies two days later (on March 18th), the first spectator fatality in the 85 year history of the NHL. The puck then hit another man in the back of the head and knocked out a girl's tooth. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, 4/1/2002, p. 59-61) 
2002*Gunmen killed Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino, a prominent critic of Colombia's leftist guerrillas, in Cali.Ref: 70
2003 Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American college student in Gaza to protest Israel operations, was killed when she was run over by a bulldozer while trying to block troops from demolishing a Palestinian home.Ref: 70

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