History March 16th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1079 - Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar
    1190 - Crusades begin massacre of Jews of York England
    1190 - Jews of York England commit mass sucide rather than submit to baptism
    1345 - Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
    1521 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
    1527 - Battle at Khanua: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Rajputen
    1621 - Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
    1641 - General court declares RI a democracy and adopts new constitution
    1690 - French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
    1731 - Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England and Netherlands
    1802 - Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY)
    1802 - US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
    1830 - London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
    1836 - Texas approves a constitution
    1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
    1871 - 1st fertilizer law enacted
    1876 - Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
    1881 - Barnum and Bailey Circus debuts
    1882 - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
    1912 - Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Wash DC
    1915 - Brit battle cruisers Inflexible and Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle
    1915 - Federal Trade Commission organizes
    1920 - 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
    1922 - Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
    1926 - Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
    1930 - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
    1935 - Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
    1939 - Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
    1939 - Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
    1940 - German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow
    1941 - Blizzard hits North Dakota and Minnesota killing 60
    1941 - Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize
    1941 - National Gallery of Art opens in Wash DC
    1945 - Allies secure Iwo Jima
    1955 - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
    1959 - Iraq and USSR sign economic/technical treaty
    1962 - 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
    1962 - US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
    1966 - Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
    1968 - Robert F Kennedy announces presidential campaign
    1970 - New English Bible published
    1975 - US Mariner 10 makes 3rd and final fly-by of Mercury
    1978 - Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
    1978 - US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
    1984 - South-Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty
    1988 - Federal grand jury indicts North and Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
    1988 - North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
    1988 - US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
    1994 - Moravcik forms Slovakia government
    1994 - Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
    1995 - Miss House of Representatives ratifies 13th Amendement-slavery ends