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March 16


1521   Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines.

1802   West Point, the US Military Academy, is established.

1850   The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is published.

1872   The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world,

1926   Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket

Famous Birthdays:

1751   James Madison (US President # 4)

1789   George Ohm (German scientist discovered Ohm's Law)

1926   Jerry Lewis (Actor and Comedian)

1949   Erik Estrada (Actor)

1989   Blake Griffin (NBA Basketball player)

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