March 16th-This Day In History

March 16 is the 75th day of the year. 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).

+ 1802 – The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.

+ 1864 – American Civil War: During the Red River Campaign, Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.

+ 1870 – The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky receives its première performance.

+ 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.

( Births )

+ 1751 – James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)

+ 1926 – Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian

+ 1941 – Chuck Woolery, American game show host and television personality

+ 1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

+ 1949 – Erik Estrada, American actor

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