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16 March

37 – Roman Empire – Emperor Tiberius died. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/tiberius.html

455 – Roman Empire – Emperor Valentinian III assassinated. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/valentinian-III.html

934 – China – Meng Zhixiang became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meng_Zhixiang

1244 – France – Siege of Montségur ended with the burning at the stake of c.215 followers of Cathar faith (Albigensian Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Monts%C3%A9gur

1322 – England – Battle of Boroughbridge (Despenser Wars). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=7

1660 – England – Long Parliament Dissolved. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/first-civil-war/long-parliament

1689 – Wales – Royal Welch Fusiliers founded. http://www.nam.ac.uk/research/famous-units/royal-welch-fusiliers

1754 – GB– Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/thomas-pelham-holles-1st-duke-of-newcastle

1782 – Roatán – Battle of Roatán (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roat%C3%A1n

1797 – Italy – Battle of Valvasone (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Valvasone_(1797)

1812 – Spain – Siege of Badajz began (Peninsular War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roat%C3%A1n

1815 – Netherlands – Prince Willem proclaimed himself king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_I_of_the_Netherlands

1818 – Chile – Second Battle of Cancha Rayada (Chilean War of Independence). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Cancha_Rayada

1865 – USA – Battle of Averasborough began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/averasborough.html


1900 – Crete – Sir Arthur Evans purchased land around ruins of Knossos. http://youtu.be/syFL5POB1NU  http://sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/digitalknossos/

1925 – China – Earthquake measuring 7Mw, epicentre in Yunnan Province, c. 5000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925_Dali_earthquake


1926 – USA – Robert H Goddard launched first liquid-fuelled rocket. https://youtu.be/Pq7WmrTbi-Q  https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/history/dr_goddard.html

1940 – UK – Bombing raid on Scapa Flow (WWII). http://www.scapaflow.co/index.php/history_and_archaeology/the_20th_century/war/battle_of_Orkney

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Lubbock-Sout Plains AAF, Texas, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440316-0

1945 – Germany – Bombing of Würzburg by British, 5,000 killed. http://www.thirdreichruins.com/wurzburg2.htm

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Lee Vining, CA, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450316-3

1946 – Hungary – USAAF plane crashed near Zirc, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460316-0

1962 – Pacific Ocean – Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 missing, 107 killed.  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19620316-1 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61316724

1965 – USA – Alice Herz set herself on fire in Detroit in protest against Vietnam War. https://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/CDGA.A-L/HerzAliceAndHelga.html


1966 – USA – Gemini 8 launched. https://youtu.be/wmM8fwIoK9s http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1966-020A

1968 – South Vietnam – My Lai Massacre, up to 500 killed by American troops. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/64344.stm

1969 – Venezuela – VIASA Flight 742 crashed at Maracaibo, 155 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19690316-0

1976 – UK – Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned. https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/harold-wilson

1978 – France – Supertanker Amaco Cadiz, ran aground off Brittany coast, caused oil spill. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10339

1978 – Bulgaria – Balkan Bulgarian Airlines plane crashed at Gabare, 73 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780316-0

1979 – China-Vietnam Border – Sino- Vietnamese War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Vietnamese_War

1983 – Germany – Demolition of Radio Tower Ismaning. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=271690

1988 – Iraq – Halabja gas attack, 5,000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/16/newsid_4304000/4304853.stm

1995 – USA – Mississippi formally ratified 13th Amendment, abolition of slavery.

2006 – Pakistan – War in North-West Pakistan began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_North-West_Pakistan

2014 – Crimea – Voted to join Russia. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26606097

2016 – Pakistan – Peshawar Bus Bombing, 15 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35818713

2016 – Nigeria – Maiduguri Suicide Bombing, 22 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35820533

York

1190 – Jewish massacre at York Castle. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Massacre-Of-Jews-In-York-1190.pdf