Historical Events for 16th March 2024

1850 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in Boston
1896 – Gustav Mahler’ conducts premiere of his “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” (Songs of a Wayfarer), leading the Berlin Philharmonic and Dutch baritone Anton Sistermans as soloist
1946 – “Would-Be Gentleman” closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
1949 – KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1971 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Edward Heath to discuss the security situation in Northern Ireland
1976 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson announces his resignation
1978 – Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1988 – Chemical attack on Kurdish town of Halabja by Iraqi forces kills 5000 civilians – largest ever chemical weapons attack
2012 – Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan
2013 – 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed in Rawalpindi after their bus falls down a ravine

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