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 This day in History - March 16
355 Historic Events for March 16
1978

Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

Event
1978

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1979

CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Event
1979

Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90

Death
1980

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic

Event
1983

Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79

Death
1983

Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)

Event
1984

Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut

Event
1984

South-Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty

Event
1985

B V A R”ling, Dutch lawyer (WW II Tokyo trials), dies at 78

Death
1985

Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88

Death
1985

Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut

Event
1985

Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

Event
1986

Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

Event
1987

Scott McKay, actor (Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 71

Death
1988

Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88

Death
1988

Federal grand jury indicts North and Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair

Event
1988

US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras

Event
1988

North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed

Event
1990

Ernst Bacon, composer, dies at 91

Death
1991

Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan and Valerie Bertinelli

Birth
1991

7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash

Event
1991

7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash

Death
1991

Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85

Death
1991

Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies

Death