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  1. A mere 16 years after being marched 1000s of Miles during the ‘Trail of Tears’, the Choctaw donated what is equivalent to tens of thousands today to Irish during their potato famine.

  2. The My Lai Massacre, where a company of American soldiers killed over 500 civilians of My Lai on March 16, 1968. The incident was covered up for over a year and only one man was convicted.

  3. He originally thought it was a new element and its discovery was to announced to the Royal Society on March 16, 1905.

  4. In March 2011 a team of scientists, engineers & balloon pilots made a Pixar’s 'Up' inspired floating house for Nat Geo. Launching a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ coloured weather balloons (setting a new world record). Reached an altitude of 10,000 feet & flew for 1 hour or so.

  5. In 1995 Eazy-E was admitted to hospital for suspected asthma and related symptoms such as a cough that persisted, but instead he was diagnosed with AIDS. He made a public statement about his illness on March 16, 1995.

  6. Egypt celebrates women's day on 16 March for joining the 1919 revolution against British occupation. The first Egyptian Feminist Union was founded on 16 March 1923. On 16 March 1928 Cairo University accepted female students. On 16 March 1956 they won the right to vote and run for elections.

  7. On March 16, 1966 Neil Armstrong and David Scott, another astronaut, were launched into earth's orbit. This mission was the first time that two vehicles docked successfully in space. Problems cut the mission short and only 11 hours later they landed in the Pacific Ocean.

  8. Sergeant Stubby (July 21, 1916 – March 16, 1926) is the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. He was the official mascot of the US’ 102nd Infantry Regiment

  9. On March 16, 2009, NBCUniversal announced that Sci Fi would be rebranded as Syfy; its reason for this decision was that the term "Sci Fi" was considered too nebulous to be trademarked (logo art in link)

  10. The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

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In March, 2013, approximately 16,000 diseased pig carcasses were discovered floating in the Huangpu river, a source of tapwater. In response, Shanghai's municipal water department claimed the water met "national standards." (Guardian)

Freedom's Journal was the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. Founded by Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and other free black men in New York City, it was published weekly starting with the 16 March 1827 issue.

John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996), was a British Army officer who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbow, bagpipes, and a basket-hilted Scottish broadsword.

82-year-old Alice Herz set herself in fire on March 16, 1965 in protest of the Vietnam War. A plaza in Berlin was named after her in 2003.

Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American peace activist was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.

The Sandugo was a blood compact, performed in the island of Bohol in the Philippines, between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565

An AI bot named Tay was created by Microsoft and launched it's own twitter account in March 2016. Tay was only online for 16 hours before it had to be deactivated for posting sexual, racist, and generally vulgar tweets.

A "Juggalo March On Washington" is planned for September 16, 2017

No March Madness 16 seed team has ever beat a 1 seed, only one 15 seed team has beaten a 2 seed, and only two 14 seed teams have ever beat a 3 seed in the tournament.

And asteroid that has a 1 in 4,000 chance of hitting Earth on March 16, 2,880.

There is a 1 in 300 chance that an asteroid will hit the planet on March 16, 2880 and cause a gigantic tsunami.

In March '16, North Korea sentenced a US student (Otto Warmbier) to 15 years hard labor, for allegedly stealing a poster.

Only one person was found guilty for his role in the My Lai Massacre, which occurred March 16, 1968—fifty years ago today.

As of March 2018, there are 63 billionaires under the age 40. "All of the self-made billionaires under 40 are men. All 16 female billionaires under 40 inherited their fortunes."

U.S. Army soldiers in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968 massacred between 347 and 503 unarmed civilian men, women and children. Only one soldier, Lieutenant William Calley Jr., was convicted, found guilty of killing 22 villagers; he served 3.5 years under house arrest.

March 16 is a national holiday in Latvia celebrating Latvians who served in the Nazi Waffen-SS

March 16 is a national holiday in Latvia celebrating Latvians who served in the Nazi Waffen-SS during World War II

Samoset ( 1590–1653) was an Abenaki sagamore & the first American Indian to make contact with the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony. He startled the colonists on March 16, 1621 by walking into Plymouth Colony and greeting them in English, which he had begun to learn from fishermen from Maine,

On March 8th, 2017, FC Barcelona reverses a 0-4 disadvantage against Paris Saint-Germain by beating them 6-1 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 knockout stage, making it the largest comeback in the competition’s history.

The Simpsons predicted on March 19, 2000(about 16 years ago) that trump would become president

Saddam Hussein Carried Out a Chemical Attack Against the Kurdish People of Halabja, Iraq on March 16, 1988. A Lethal Mix of Mustard Gas, Sarin and a VX Nerve Agent Was Dropped on the Town, Killing 5000 People.

The first Vans shop opened it's doors on March 16, 1966. Making the popular skateboarding shoe brand 50 years old today.

Suman was born in a Bengali Hindu Brahmin family on 16 March 1949 to Sudhindranath and Uma Chattopadhyay at Cuttack, Odisha.

In an effort to improve the creation of biofuels and antiviral medicines, scientists are learning how to create synthetic yeast chromosomes. As of March 2017, they had successfully synthesized six chromosomes and hope to be able to synthesize all 16 yeast chromosomes by the end of the year.

Emperor Paul I ordered a guards regiment to march literally to Siberia after they became disordered during maneuvers, although he changed his mind after they had walked about 10 miles (16 km).