On This Day: March 16th

This is 76th day of the year and 290 days remain in the year.

in history
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published.
The first liquid-fuel rocket was successfully launched by Prof. Robert Goddard at Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket traveled 184 feet in 2.5 seconds.
Adolf Hitler cancelled the military clauses of the Treaty of Versailles.
The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam.
Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the Red Brigades.
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 Birthdays
James Madison1751–1836; American President, born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751.
Jerry Lewiscomedian
Bernardo Bertoluccifilmmaker
Georg Simon Ohmphysicist
Reza Shah Pahlevishah of Iran
Henny Youngmancomedian
Daniel Patrick Moynihansociologist and politician

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