Thursday, March 16, 2023

History for March 16

History for March 16 -
Chuck Woolery 1941 - Game show host ("Love Connection", "Lingo")
  • 1521 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines. He was killed the next month by natives.
  • 1802 - The U.S. Congress established the West Point Military Academy in New York.
  • 1926 - Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
  • 1950 - Congress voted to remove federal taxes on oleomargarine.
  • 1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
  • 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.

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