History of 16 March

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History of 16 March

  • 1993 – In France, ostrich meat was officially declared fit for human consumption.
  • 1994 – Tonya Harding pled guilty in Portland, OR, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She was fined $100,000. She was also banned from amateur figure skating.
  • 1994 – Russia agreed to phase out the production of weapons-grade plutonium.
  • 1995 – NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
  • 1998 – Rwanda began mass trials for the 1994 genocide with 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
  • 1999 – The 20 members of the European Union’s European Commission announced their resignations amid allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.
  • 2013 – A bus falls from an elevated highway in the Philippines capital Manila killing at least 18 people with 20 injured.
  • 2014 – Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants attacked an Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 145 people, mostly schoolchildren.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Krysten Ritter, American actress, musician, and model
  • 1981 – Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 – Antrel Rolle, American football player
  • 1982 – Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer, actress and television presenter
  • 1982 – Stanislav Šesták, Slovak footballer
  • 1983 – Kelenna Azubuike, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Frankie Ballard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1984 – Theo James, English actor
  • 1985 – Stanislav Manolev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1985 – James Nash, English race car driver
  • 1986 – Alcides Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1986 – Zoltán Kovács, Hungarian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1986 – Pärt Uusberg, Estonian actor, composer, and conductor.
  • 1987 – Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
  • 1987 – Beau Dowler, Australian footballer
  • 1987 – Hallee Hirsh, American actress
  • 1988 – Mats Hummels, German footballer
  • 1988 – Anna Popplewell, English actress
  • 1989 – Mirei Kiritani, Japanese model, actress, and journalist
  • 1991 – Craig Goodwin, Australian footballer
  • 1992 – Ulrikke Eikeri, a Norwegian tennis player
  • 1992 – Anamul Haque, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1992 – Moe Miura, Japanese model, actress, and singer
  • 1992 – Pietro Perdichizzi, Belgian footballer
  • 1992 – Tom Rogic, Australian footballer
  • 1994 – Elliot Lee, English footballer
  • 1994 – Nicola Murru, Italian footballer
  • 1994 – José Rodríguez Martínez, Spanish footballer
  • 1996 – Joel Adams, Australian pop/soul singer-songwriter[6]
  • 1997 – Zara Larsson, Swedish singer and songwriter
  • 1998 – Mira Antonitsch, an Austrian tennis player

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