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Importance of 16th March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 16th March special in the world history.

1998
Death of Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist and Nobel Prize winner.
Great Britain
1998
Rwanda began mass trials for the country’s 1994 genocide. There were 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
Rwanda
1988
Thousands of people died in a poison gas attack on Halabja, northern Iraq .
Iraq
1988
Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice-Admiral John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud the.
United States
1984
The CIAs station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, was kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He died in captivity)
Lebanon
1983
Death of Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host .
United States
1978
The oil tanker ‘Amoco Cadiz’ ran aground off the coast of Brittany, France, spilling 220,000 tons of crude oil and causing extensive pollution.
France
1978
Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped (and later killed) by left-wing guerrillas.
Italy
1976
Harold Wilson Resigns
Great Britain
1872
First FA Cup – Wanderers FC beat Royal Engineers AFC 1-0 at the Oval
Great Britain
1859
Birth of Aleksandr Popov, Russian physicist, electrical engineer and radio pioneer
Russian Federation
1807
Death of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker whose signal at the battle of Copenhagen Nelson ignored by putting his telecope to his blind eye, 'I see no signal'.
Great Britain
1521
Ferdinand Magellan arrives in the Philippines
Portugal
1322
Battle of Boroughbridge
Great Britain
37
Caligula becomes Emperor of Rome after the death of his great uncle, Tiberias.
Italy
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