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On This Day — March 16th

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March 16th is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Historical Events:

579 BC – Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king.

1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1935 – Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

1988 – Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

1988 – Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.

Celebrity Births:

Legends of Tomorrow Actor Victor Garber turns 69

Baywatch Actress Alexandra Daddario turns 32

Rapper Flavor Flav turns 59

Gilmore Girls Actress Lauren Graham turns 51 

Rogue One Actor Alan Tudyk turns 47

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