On This Day: March 16th
This is 76th day of the year and 290 days remain in the year.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published.
U.S. journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut; he was not released until December 4, 1991 after 2454 days in captivity.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North and Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter of the National Security Council are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States for their role in the Iran-contra affair.
March 16 BirthdaysJames Madison1751–1836; American President, born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751.
Georg Simon Ohmphysicist
Reza Shah Pahlevishah of Iran
Daniel Patrick Moynihansociologist and politician