March 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1621 - Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
- 1900 - Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
- 1926 - History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 1966 - Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
- 1995 - Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
- Famous Birthdays: James Madison (American politician, 4th President of the United States), Georg Ohm (German physicist), Rosa Bonheur (French painter and sculptor), Sully Prudhomme (French poet, Nobel Prize laureate), Frederick Reines (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.