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This day in history, March 16

March 16 is the 76th day of 2016. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year.

These events all occurred on March 16.

1751: President James Madison is born in Port Conway, Virginia.

1926: Robert Goddard launches first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts.

1958: Ford Motor Company produces 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging nearly a million cars annually since its founding.

1968: Between 347 and 500 people are slaughtered by U.S. troops in South Vietnam village of My Lai.

1970: Singer Tammi Terrell dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 24.

1985: Former pitcher Denny McLain is sentenced to 25 years in prison following conviction on racketeering charges.

1988: Lt. Col. Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud U.S. in Iran-Contra affair.

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