On This Day in History, March 16

To selfie lovers, this No Selfies Day may feel like torture. Apparently, No Selfies Day acts as a reminder to forget selfies for at least a day and create memories in other different ways.

Philippe Kahn, the person who invented the phone camera, celebrates his birthday today, hence the holiday. Also, check out when the camera was invented.

Whilst taking a selfie break, fill up your free time reading the following significant events of this day, March 16 in history.

  • 1871 – The State of Delaware enacted the first fertilizer law.
  • 1907 – The world’s largest cruiser, the British Invincible, was completed at Glasgow.
  • 1915 – The Federal Trade Commission began its operation.
  • 1926 -Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
  • 1945 -The island of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean was declared secure.
  • 1947 -Martial law was withdrawn in Tel Aviv.
  • 1952 -Philippe Kahn the inventor of the phone camera, was born on this day.
  • 1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court gave the power to enforce right-to-work laws to the state of Virginia.
  • 1964 -President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
  • 1964 -Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers and Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions were reinstated by the National Football League.
  • 1968 -Senator Robert F. Kennedy, announced his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • 1985 -Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage in Beirut.
  • 1988 -A radiation specialist from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh made it known that both the U.S. and Soviet Union had plans to use microwaves to their advantage.
  • 1993 -Ostrich meat was officially declared fit for human consumption in France.
  • 1998 -Rwanda began mass trials for the country’s 1994 genocide.
  • 1999 -The 20 members of the European Union’s European Commission announced their resignations amid allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement.
  • 2003 -Rachel Corrie, an American in Gaza who protested Israel operations, was killed while trying to block troops from demolishing a Palestinian home.
  • 2006 -The Senate voted to raise the national debt ceiling to nearly 9 trillion dollars.
  • 2010 -Michael Jackson’s estate signed the world’s biggest recording contract, nine months after his death.
  • 2013 -An elected government in Pakistan completed a full term for the first time in history.

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