Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 16, 2017

 Historical Events

1792  King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.

1867  First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.

1935  Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles

1968  General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Selma Lagerlöf

(1858 - 1940)

Thomas E. Dewey

(1902 - 1971)
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March 15th: Nature Blows Gunboat Diplomacy Out of the Water


The world's superpowers were prepared to use the power of their warships to control the Samoan Islands in the 1880s. But nature had other ideas.
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