In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
Monday, March 16, 1992
President Russia announces the creation of a separate Russian army, leading to questions about the viability of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
In the Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2–18 years in prison, accused of treason and intentions of staging a coup.
Wednesday, March 16, 1966
Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the "DSV Alvin" submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
More anti-communist demonstrations occur in Indonesia.
"Gemini 8" (David Scott, Neil Armstrong) docks with an Agena target vehicle.
Tuesday, March 16, 1965
A United States federal judge rules that SCLC has the lawful right to march to Montgomery, Alabama to petition for 'redress of grievances'.
In response to the events of March 7 and 9 in Selma, Alabama, President Lyndon B. Johnson sends a bill to Congress that forms the basis for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is passed by the Senate May 26, the House July 10, and signed into law by President Johnson Aug. 6.
In Montgomery, Alabama, 1,600 civil rights marchers demonstrate at the Courthouse.
Police clash with 600 SNCC marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft "Voskhod 2" for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
Francesco Petrarca (often considered the first man of the Renaissance) first visits Rome, to wander its mysterious ruins with an eye for aesthetic as well as for history, exciting a renewed interest in Classical civilisation.
The famine in China, which has lasted since 1333 and killed six million, comes to an end.
Emperor Temmu, Japan's current emperor, decrees the end of serfdom. He also orders an end to granting lands to Princes of the Blood, to Princes and to Ministers and Temples.
Tuesday, March 15, 455 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Valentinian III, age 35, is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers of the late Flavius Aetius, ending the Theodosian Dynasty. Also his "primicerius sacri cubiculi", Heraclius, is murdered. Valentinian is killed while training with the bow on the Cus Martius (Rome).