On this day, March 16, in 1521, Ferdinand Magellan spotted the island of Samar.
The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, .
On this day in 1968, during the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre took place. 500 civilians were killed by American soldiers suspecting them to be Viet Cong.
On this day in 1819, Dr. John Bostock read his paper on allergy to the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society.
March is National Women’s Heart Health Month (Proclamation No. 1675, s. 2008)
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