Today in History, March 16: My Lai Massacre in Vietnam

Highlights of this day in history: My Lai Massacre in Vietnam; Terry Anderson abducted; First successful liquid-fuel rocket launch; Jerry Lewis born. (March 16)

Famous Birthdays:

  • 1911 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
  • 1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • 1940 Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
  • 1954 Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
  • 1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.