March 16 in History
1802March 16, 1802:
The United States Military Academy is established in West Point, New York.
1850March 16, 1850:
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s historical fiction, “The Scarlet Letter” is published for the first time.
1867March 16, 1867:
British surgeon Joseph Lister publishes the first article in a series on antiseptic surgery in “The Lancet”.
1894March 16, 1894:
The opera, “Thaïs” by Jules Massenet is debuted at the Opera Garnier in Paris.
1921March 16, 1921:
The Soviet Union and government of Turkey sign the Treaty of Moscow to establish friendly relations between them.
1926March 16, 1926:
The first successful rocket to be propelled by liquid is launched by American inventor, Robert H. Goddard.
1934March 16, 1934:
The 6th edition of the Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
1968March 16, 1968:
US soldiers kill an estimated 500 inhabitants of the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.
2005March 16, 2005:
A jury acquits American actor Robert Blake of the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
2014March 16, 2014:
Crimea votes in a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation instead.