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Once Upon A Time – March 16 – 1872 – 1st English FA Cup Final, Wanderers Defeat Royal Engineers

597 BC Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king

1527 Battle of Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power

1660 English Long Parliament disbands

1792 King gustav iii of Sweden is shot by Count Jacob Johan Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29

1867 First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in “The Lancet”

1935 Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1934 6th Academy Awards: “Cavalcade” and its director Frank Lloyd, Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory) win; host Will Rogers announces “Come and get it, Frank” and Frank Capra gets up

Today in Music

1894 Jules Massenet’s opera “Thaïs” premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra

Today in Sport

1872 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner

1900 Sir Arthur Evans rediscovers the bronze age city of Knossos in Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur

1968 General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado

Famous Weddings

1661 Princess Henrietta of Orange-Nassau (16) weds Philippe of France, Duke of Orléans (20)

1822 Italian opera composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini weds 1st wife, opera singer Isabella Colbran, in Bologna

1905 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O’Brien

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