Today in History: March 16

Today in History: March 16

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On a trip to the Italian mainland from his home on Capreae, the emperor Tiberius dies on the Bay of Naples.

1190

The Crusades begin the massacre of Jews in York, England.

1527

The Emperor Babur defeats the Rajputs at the Battle of Khanwa, removing the main Hindu rivals in Northern India.

1621

The first Indian appears to colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1833

Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college.

1850

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is published.

1865

Union troops push past Confederate blockers at the Battle of Averasborough, N.C.

1907

The British cruiser Invincible, the world's largest, is completed at Glasgow shipyards.

1913

The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania is launched at Newport News, Va.

1917

Russian Czar Nicholas II abdicates his throne.

1926

Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.

1928

The United States plans to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.

1935

Adolf Hitler orders a German rearmament and violates the Versailles Treaty.

1939

Germany occupies the rest of Czechoslovakia.

1945

Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist.

1954

CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cronkite to compete with NBC's Today Show.

1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.

1968

U.S. troops in Vietnam destroy a village consisting mostly of women and children, the action is remembered as the My-Lai massacre.

1984

Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another's internal foes.

1985

Associated Press newsman, Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut.