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 for a decade now. 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 dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.