This Day in History
March 16

Year Month Start Date Event
1644 March 16 Iroquois attack on March 16.
1661 March 16 Pierre DuBois, baron Davaugour becomes governor of New France.
1834 March 16 Born - March 16 - James Hector, geologist, naturalist and surgeon (died 1907)
1843 March 16 Born - March 16 - James Mitchell, politician and 7th Premier of New Brunswick (died 1897)
1896 March 16 Born - March 16 - Harry Banks, soldier
1900 March 16 March 16 - Boer War: Strathcona's Horse leave for South Africa.
1925 March 16 Died - March 16 - Richard Butler, editor, publisher, journalist and U.S. vice-consul (b.1834)
1927 March 16 Died - March 16 - Robert Bond, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (b.1857)
1934 March 16 Born - March 16 - Ray Hnatyshyn, politician and 24th Governor General of Canada (d.2002)
1935 March 16 Died - March 16 - John James Richard Macleod, physician, physiologist and Nobel laureate (b.1876)
1949 March 16 Born - March 16 - Victor Garber, actor and singer
1951 March 16 Born - March 16 Kate Nelligan, actress
1955 March 16 Born - March 16 Andy Scott, politician and Minister
1961 March 16 Born - March 16 Todd McFarlane, cartoonist, comic book artist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur
1967 March 16 Born - March 16 Kevin Draxinger, swimmer
1983 March 16 Died - March 16 - Fred Rose, politician and trade union organizer (b.1907)
1990 March 16 Died - March 16 Dalton McGuinty Senior, politician and father of premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and the politician David McGuinty (born 1926)
1993 March 16 March 16 - Canadian soldiers beat to death Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, in Somalia.
1996 March 16 Bell Centre opened on March 16.
1996 March 16 March 16- The Montreal Canadiens play their first game at the Molson Centre against the New York Rangers.
1998 March 16 March 16 - Yves Landry, president of Chrysler Canada
2000 March 16 Died - March 16 - Michael Starr, politician and first Canadian cabinet minister of Ukrainian descent (born 1910)
2004 March 16 March 16 - Equifax confirms security breach resulting in the illegal access to files containing credit information of 1,400 Canadians.
2005 March 16 March 16 - Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri are found not guilty by the Supreme Court of British Columbia at the Air India Trial.