March 16

This Day in History

1926

First liquid-fueled rocket

The first man to give reality to dreams of reaching the stars is American Robert H. Goddard, who successfully launches the world's first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts, on March 16, … (more...)

1900

Knossos Ruins Purchased, New Civilisation Discovered

On this day in 1900, British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, setting in motion the excavation of the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and … (more...)

1872

World’s Oldest Football Competition

On this day in 1872, the very first FA Cup final was won by the Wanderers FC, with a final score of 1-0 over the Royal Engineers AFC. The oldest football cup competition in the world was organised by … (more...)