This was 75th day of the year and 290 days remained in the year.
March 16 in History
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published.
U.S. journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut; he was not released until December 4, 1991 after 2454 days in captivity.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North and Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter of the National Security Council are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States for their role in the Iran-contra affair.
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