The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History


1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, where he was killed by natives the following month.

1850 “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published.

1968 U.S. troops gunned down hundreds of unarmed civilians in the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.

1994 Figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., to conspiracy for covering up the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.


~ by thehalobender on March 16, 2009.

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