What Happened on March 16


Historical Events

1190 – York (England) Pogrom: Jews seek refuge in Clifford’s Tower, which is then besieged by a mob; about 150 people are massacred or commit suicide rather than submit to Christian baptism
1911 – Stanley Cup, Dey’s Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur Bearcats (ON), 13-4
1919 – Frank Wedekind’s play “Elius Erweckung” premieres in Hamburg
1966 – Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1976 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson announces his resignation
2003 – 50th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77

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Famous Birthdays

1849 – James E. Smith, American minister and “oldest new father known to medicine” at 102 with a woman 64 years younger, born in Williamsburg, Virginia
1920 – Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, born in Munich (d. 2002)
1924 – Beryl Davis, British-American cabaret and big band singer (Quintette du Hot Club de France, Glenn Miller’s US Army Air Force Orchestra), born Plymouth, England (d. 2011)
1937 – Amos Tversky, Israeli cognitive and mathematical psychologist, born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1996)
1937 – David Del Tredici, American pianist, Neo-Romantic composer, and 1980 Pulitzer winner (In Memory of a Summer Day), born in Cloverdale, California
1954 – Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart – “Baracuda”; “What About Love”), born in San Francisco, California

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Famous Deaths

1037 – Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen
1835 – Charles Farquharson, Scottish-born slave plantation owner in the Bahamas (wrote Farquharson’s Journal – only plantation journal to survive), dies at 74
1914 – Gaston Calmette, editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
1956 – Joseph John Richards, American composer, dies at 77
1974 – Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, dies at 75
1993 – Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered

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