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 This day in History - March 16
355 Historic Events for March 16
1938

Egon Friedell, writer, dies

Death
1938

Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT

Event
1939

Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine

Event
1939

Germany occupies Czechoslovakia

Event
1939

NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) and a record 26 points in the 3rd period

Event
1940

German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Event
1940

Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris)

Birth
1940

Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)

Birth
1940

Jan P Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)

Birth
1940

Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)

Birth
1940

Selma O Lagerl”f, Swed author (Nils Holgersson, Nobel-09), dies at 81

Death
1941

Blizzard hits North Dakota and Minnesota killing 60

Event
1941

National Gallery of Art opens in Wash DC

Event
1941

John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73

Death
1941

Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize

Event
1942

Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian composer (African Dance), dies at 69

Death
1943

Elin K (No) and Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed and sinks

Event
1944

Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death

Event
1945

Allies secure Iwo Jima

Event
1945

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52

Death
1945

B”rries von Mnchhausen, writer, dies

Birth
1946

"Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances

Event
1946

Erik Estrada, NYC, actor (CHiPs, Cross and Switchblade, Lightblast)

Birth
1946

Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61

Death
1947

Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested

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