Thursday, March 16, 2017
History for March 16 - On-This-Day.com:
James Madison 1751 - Fourth president of the United States, George S. Ohm 1787 - Physicist and mathematician, Maxim Gorky 1868 - Writer known as Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, Henny Youngman 1906 - Comedian, violinist
Josef Mengele 1911 - Known as the "the Angel of Death" during World War II, Jerry Lewis 1926 - Actor, comedian, Chuck Woolery 1941 - Game show host ("Love Connection", "Lingo")
1926 - Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
1935 - Adolf Hitler ordered a German rearmament and violated the Versailles Treaty.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by gunmen. He died while in captivity.
1994 - Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur figure skating.
1998 - Rwanda began mass trials for 1994 genocide with 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
1999 - The 20 members of the European Union's European Commission announced their resignations amid allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.