At 4:37pm on the 26th of March, 1812, an earthquake hit Caracas, Venezuela. Measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, it killed between 15 000 and 20 000 people.
Ruinas de Cúa después del Terremoto de 1812 by Cristóbal Rojas
The New York Stock Exchange photographed on the 19th of March, 1908.
Saint Patrick as depicted in stained glass in Galway, Ireland and Oakland, California.
HMS Hood, the largest battlecruiser ever built, in Australia on 17th March 1924. Commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1920, and named for an 18th century admiral by the name of Samuel Hood, the Hood was in service from 1920 to 1941.
Apparently taken moments before they were killed.
I’m not even going to try and summarise this one. Below is a little bit from an article about it:
The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd (America) Infantry Division.
Women and children killed.
Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated.
One soldier shot himself in the foot; another sets a building on fire.
Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offences, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted.
Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three and a half years under house arrest.