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Famous Events For August 16

Famous Events For August 16 – Today In History

August 16: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 16 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 16, 1384 – A couple destroyed the money bills while quarreling over them and brought them before the Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong for examination. They were acquitted by Hongwu Emperor
2. August 16, 1513 – France was defeated by Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian I in the War of the Spirs at Gopnegatte

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3. August 16, 1570 – Confidential pact between King Janos
4. Sigismund Zapolyai and Maximilian II
5. August 16, 1625 – Appointment of Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz as viceroy of Drenthe
6. August 16, 1691 – Institution of Yorktown, Virginia

18th Century – What Happened on August 16 – The 1700s

7. August 16, 1717 – Belgrade conquered by Prince Eugenius
8. August 16, 1743 – Rules and regulations for the conduct of boxing prepared
9. August 16, 1748 – Navigation of “Gelderemasen” to East Indies
10. August 16, 1777 – Americans vanquished the British in the war of Bennington Vt.
11. August 16, 1780 – Americans were conclusively vanquished by Britain in the War of Camden, SC

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12. August 16, 1787 – Turkey and Russia got engaged in a battle (Russo-Turkish Battle 1787-92)
13. August 16, 1794 – Detention of Hungarian activist Ignac Martinovics
14. August 16, 1797 – Heavenly body travels 0.0879 AUs of Earth

19th Century – August 16 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. August 16, 1812 – British conquered provinces of Detroit and Michigan from General Hull
16. August 16, 1812 – Major General Sir Issac Brock directed the British Army with the assistance of local soldiers led by Tecumseh to seize the Fort Detroit
17. August 16, 1819 – Horse-mounted soldiers attack demonstrators killing many and wounding several hundred

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18. August 16, 1829 – Joined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, travel to Boston to be displayed
19. August 16, 1834 – Charles Darwin ascends Mt. Campana in Chile
20. August 16, 1858 – Queen Victoria of Britain and US President James Buchanan exchange a telegraphic message
21. August 16, 1861 – Commerce by Union States banned by President Abraham Lincoln with Associations
22. August 16, 1863 – Clashes at Frederick town /Kirkville, Missouri
23. August 16, 1864 – Central attack on the 4th day of the war at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
24. August 16, 1865 – Dominican Republic celebrates Restoration Day
25. August 16, 1869 – A brigade of children butchered by the Brazilian soldiers during the battle of Triple Alliance
26. August 16, 1870 – The arch of the ball was not an optical deception was proved by Fred Goldsmith
27. August 16, 1876 – “Siegfried” debuts in Bayreuth
28. August 16, 1880 – The French state directs sculptor Auguste Rodin to model a doorway “The Gates of Hell” for the planned Musee des Arts Decoratifs

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29. August 16, 1882 – General Wolseley led the British arrive in Alexandria
30. August 16, 1890 – Appointment of Alexander Clerk, an attorney and a columnist as minister to Liberia
31. August 16, 1891 – President Benjamin Harrison was present at the meeting to dedicate the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont
32. August 16, 1894 – The people of Sioux and Onondaga communities were asked to leave Christianity and return to their faith by the captains of those communities
33. August 16, 1896 – George Carmack discovers gold in Klondike and is seen in Bonanza Creek,
34. August 16, 1898 – roller coaster patent achieved by Edwin Prescott

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 16 – The 1900

35. August 16, 1903 – Home game played in Toledo Ohio by Tigers, Yanks achieved 12-8
36. August 16, 1904 – Construction of a building for Grand Central Station in NYC started
37. August 16, 1906 – Tens of thousands of people lost their lives in an earthquake of 8.6 magnitude that hit Valparaiso Chile
38. August 16, 1907 – A civil war broke out when Mulay Hafid was declared the Sultan of Morocco by his followers and Germany and opposed by France which supported the existing Sultan
39. August 16, 1908 – The Young Turks, a group of Union and Progress declares a package to esteem all inside the Ottoman Kingdom regardless of their faith
40. August 16, 1913 – Girl students were enrolled for the first time by the Tohoku Imperial University of Japan
41. August 16, 1914 – German forces capture Belgian general Leman and seize the fort at Liege

42. August 16, 1914 – commencement of war of Cer during WWI
43. August 16, 1918 -The US army invaded Archangelsk by the Bolshevik army
44. August 16, 1920 – Ray Chapman suffered injuries on the head from Yankee pitcher Carl Mays and died the next day. This was only a match-death
46. August 16, 1922 – Commencement of AT and T wireless station WEAF (NYC)
47. August 16, 1924 – Discussion on German retrieving outgoings started in London
48. August 16, 1924 – Agreement reached for amity between Dutch and Turkish
49. August 16, 1924 – Helen Wills Moody vanquishes Molla Bjursted Mallory (6-1,63) at the 38th US Women’s National Championships

50. August 16, – 1930 – Inauguration of the 1st British Nation Play in Hamilton, Canada
51. August 16, 1934 – Haiti’s seizure since 1915 was given away by the US
52. August 16, 1934 – William Beebe, an explorer from the US comes down by 3028 ft in Bathysphere
53. August 16, 1936 – – Britain fared well in the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
54. August 16, 1940 – German airplanes about 45 in number were gunned down over England
55. – Britain’s fare well to 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
56. August 16, 1941 – Commencement of schools – Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School, and combined Signal school – at Leydene, Petersfield, Hampshire, England
57. August 16, 1942 – Return journey from Moscow to Cairo by Prime Minister of Britain
58. August 16, 1943 – Italy’s central place was destroyed by explosives
59. August 16, 1943 – Adolf Hitler welcomes Bulgarian Tsar Boris III
60. August 16, 1944 – Falaise of Normandy seized by the Canadian army
61. August 16, 1944 – Ambassadorial-level contact with the Vatican in London by the Dutch started
62. August 16, 1945 – first air journey of Junkers Ju 287

63. August 16, 1945 – Soviet forces arrest Puyi, the concluding Chinese king and sovereign of Manchukuo
64. August 16, 1946 – Muslims and Hindus commence a rebellion in Calcutta over whether Pakistan form a separate State resulting in the death of thousands and lakhs of homeless
65. August 16, 1947 – 1st Pirate to hit 3 successive HRs was Ralph Kiner
66. August 16, 1948 – Latrun pumping location exploded by Arabs in Jerusalem
67. August 16, 1948 – The currency of Israel viz., the pound, was declared lawful
68. August 16, 1950 – A 3-1 sequence win by West Indies over England
69. August 16, 1953 – Baghdad and Rome receive the runaway Shah of Persia and Princess Soraya
70. August 16, 1954 – Publication of the periodical “Sports Illustrated´ started
71. August 16, 1954 – Hundreds of travelers feared dead by drowning in the flood waters in Farahzad in Iran
72. August 16, 1955 – Atomic device purchased by Fiat Motors in the private sector for the first time
73. August 16, 1956 – Democrats in the US authorize Adlai E Stevenson as the Presidential hopeful
74. August 16, 1959 – Purchase by part payments announced in Russia
75. August 16, 1960 – Cyprus gains independence from Britain
76. August 16, 1960 – Formation of the Republic of Congo
77. August 16, 1961 – Lakhs of West Berliners show against East Berliners

78. August 16, 1961 – Martin L. King demonstrates demanding the right to vote by blacks in Miami
79. August 16, 1962 – Ringo Starr substituted for Pete Best as the Beatles’ drum player
80. August 16, 1963 – Dominican Republic reinstated as an Independent state
81. August 16, 1964 – LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational achieved by Ruth Jessen
82. August 16, 1965 – AFL grants its 1st growth contact
83. August 16, 1969 – Starting of airing WLTL TV channel 36 in Atlanta
84. August 16, 1970 – LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open acquired by Betsy Rawls
85. August 16, 1971 – Thousands of employees demonstrate against imprisonment, in Derry, Northern Ireland
86. August 16, 1972 – Atomic Test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalatinsk USSR
87. August 16, 1973 – Inauguration of the 5th San Diego Comic-Con International at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor
88. August 16, 1974 – First performance by Ramones
89. August 16, 1975 – After 108 shows, “Rodgers and Hart” concludes at Helen Hayes Theatre NYC
90. August 16, 1976- 281 shot at Congressional MD by Dave Stockton at the 58th PGA Championship
91. August 16, 1977 – Atomic test by the US at the Nevada Test Site
92. August 16, 1980 – Resignation of Bill Ward from Black Sabbath
93. August 16, 1981 – New Zealand got 13 and Fiji 0, the Maximum points in World Cup soccer play
94. August 16, 1984 – Automobile producer John Z De Lorean was found not guilty by the LA national bench on charges of cocaine
95. August 16, 1985 – Debut of “Death of a Salesman” starring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich
96. August 16, 1986 – 57 killed when Sudan insurgents gun down Fokker’s F-27
97. August 16, 1987 – Chicago Cubs vanquished by NY Mets, 23-9
98. August 16, 1987 – 156 people lost their lives when a Northwest Airline 255 smashes in Detroit
99. August 16, 1988 – World record created by Butch Reynolds in 400 m by clocking 43.29
100. August 16, 1988 – Plan to remove all road end windshield cleaners by Mayor Koch
101. August 16, 1989 – 110 m obstacle record created by Roger Kingdom of USA (12.82)
102. August 16,1989 – Trading of Toronto’s share business stopped from the geomagnetic gale created by sun flash affecting microchips
103. August 16, 1990 – Atomic test conducted by China at Lop Nor, PRC
104. August 16,1990 – Iraq instructs Britons and Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
105. August 16, 1991 – The population of Belgium was 10.000.963 ‘
106. August 16, 1991 – The slump in the US is ending as announced by US President George H.W.Bush
107. August 16, 1992 – World’s best created by Moses Kiptanui in 3 K (7;28.96)
108. August 16, 1993 – South Africa’s sovereignty over Walvis renounced
109. August 16, 1994 – Crowning of Shauna Gambill, 17, of California as 12th Miss Teen USA
110. August 16, 1997 – The South African football team, Bafana Bafana achieves its victory over the national Democratic Republic team of the Congo at the First Bank Stadium in South Africa
111. August 16, 1998 – Vijay Singh scores a 271 at the Sahalee Country Club at the 80th PGA Championship

21st Century – August 16 This Day In History – The 2000s

112. August 16,2002 – Train carrying members of Africa Women’s Peace travels to Johannesburg from Kampala
113. August 16, 2003 – A motorcyclist was killed when a car driven by Bill Janklow hit the cyclist. He resigns as the membership of the US Representative for he would be tried and convicted for manslaughter
114. August 16,2005 – There were no survivors when a West Caribbean Airways aircraft 708 was smashed near Machiques, Venezuela.
115. August 16, 2008 – A new high 100 m World Record was created by Usain Bolt in 9.69 seconds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
116. August 16, 2009 – Usain Bolt was victorious at the 12th World Championship in Athletics
117. August 16, 2011 – The Catholic church planned World Youth Day and started at Madrid
118. August 16, 2012 – Ecuador approves governmental refuge to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks
119. August 16, 2012 – Striking mine labourers were gunned down by South African police killing 34 workers
120. August 16, 2013 – MV Thomas Aquinas drowns in the Philippines killing 61 people
121. August 16,2015 – Lenny B. Robinson was the victim of a car accident in Maryland.
122. August 16,2016 – 82000 thousand were removed from the site of the fire which covered 15000 acres in San Bernardino Country California

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