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March 16th, 2006EventThe United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.
March 16th, 2005EventIsrael officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
March 16th, 2003EventThe largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.
March 16th, 1998EventPope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.
March 16th, 1997EventSandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International.
March 16th, 1995EventMississippi 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, 1988EventIran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
March 16th, 1988EventHalabja 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, 1985EventAssociated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
March 16th, 1984EventWilliam Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later dies in captivity.

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