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|March 16th, 2006||Event||The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.|
|March 16th, 2005||Event||Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.|
|March 16th, 2003||Event||The largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.|
|March 16th, 1998||Event||Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.|
|March 16th, 1997||Event||Sandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International.|
|March 16th, 1995||Event||Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.|
|March 16th, 1988||Event||Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.|
|March 16th, 1988||Event||Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq was attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents, killing 5000 people and injured about 10000 people.|
|March 16th, 1985||Event||Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.|
|March 16th, 1984||Event||William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity.|
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