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 This day in History - March 16
355 Historic Events for March 16
1829

Ohio authorizes high school night classes

Event
1830

London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)

Event
1830

New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)

Event
1832

Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)

Birth
1833

Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college

Event
1834

HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands

Event
1836

Texas approves a constitution

Event
1836

Andrew S Hallidie, inventor (cable car)

Birth
1838

Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64

Death
1839

Ren‚ F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)

Birth
1841

F‚lix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49

Death
1843

Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65

Death
1849

James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger

Birth
1850

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published

Event
1856

E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince

Birth
1861

Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain

Event
1861

Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union

Event
1862

Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles

Event
1865

Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)

Event
1867

Benjamin Hanby, composer, dies at 33

Death
1868

Maxim Gorki, USSR, playwright (The Lower Depths) [3/28 NS]

Birth
1869

Hiram R Revels makes 1st official speech by a black in the Senate

Event
1871

1st fertilizer law enacted

Event
1872

1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton

Event
1873

Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)

Birth