Daily Almanac: March 16, 2023


RISE: 7:52 a.m.
SET: 7:52 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 57 °F
LOW: 35 °F

Today is…:

• Black Press Day
• Freedom of Information Day
• National Panda Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1988 A poison gas attack kills 5000 civilians in the Kurdish town of Halabjah. The war crime was in all likelihood executed on the orders of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.
• 1988 In Northern Ireland, an Ulster loyalist kills 3 people at a Provisional IRA funeral. Michael Stone was later convicted of the Milltown Cemetary attack, which was filmed by news crews.
• 2011 Space Shuttle Discovery completes its final mission. The shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after its journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

Births On This Day:

• 1986 Daisuke Takahashi
Japanese figure skater
• 1954 Nancy Wilson
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress

Deaths On This Day:

• 2003 Rachel Corrie
American activist
• 37 Tiberius
Roman Emperor