Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 16

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This is a list of selected March 16 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 16, 2018 featured article or the March 16, 2018 featured picture.

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Latvian Legion Day refimprove section
934Meng Zhixiang declared himself emperor and established Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang. empty section
1660 – The Long Parliament, originally called by King Charles I of England in 1640 following the Bishops' Wars, dissolved itself. refimprove
1815William I proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands. Tagged with {{unreferenced}}
1900 – British archaeologist Arthur Evans purchased the ruins of Knossos, a major centre of the Minoan civilization and the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, for excavations. need to verify date
1935Conscription was re-introduced in Nazi Germany, and the German military was renamed the Wehrmacht. refimprove section
1978 – The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on Portsall Rocks, about 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of Brittany, France, resulting in one of the largest oil spills ever. refimprove section
1985 – American journalist Terry A. Anderson was taken hostage in Beirut by Hezbollah militants. refimprove
2006 – The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council. unbalanced section



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