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Famous Events For October 16

Famous Events For October 16 – Today In History

What Happened on October 16 in World History?

Early Centuries – October 16 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. October 16, 0456 – Military Commander Ricimer assumes power as Chief of the Western Roman Empire Dethroning King Avitus at Piacenza
2. October 16, 1311 – 15th assembly of representatives of different churches at Vienne
3. October 16, 1384 – coronation of a woman, Jadwiga as king of Poland
4. October 16, 1492 – Christopher Columbus and his crew arrive at Fernandina (Long Island, Bahamas)

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5. October 16, 1502 – cyclone devastates Friese beach
6. October 16, 1551 – Detention for the 2nd time of Duke of Somerset Edward Seymour
7. October 16, 1600 – the vessel of Oliver van Noort arrives at the Philippines
8. October 16, 1674 – King Leopold I dismiss the chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz

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

9. October 16, 1710 – seize of Port Royal, Nova Scotia by the British army
10. October 16, 1757 – Austrian army seize Berlin
11. October 16, 1775 – British set fire to Portland, Maine
12. October 16, 1780 – Royalton raid was the British-led war along the coast of Vermont Republic and it was the last assault as part of the American Revolutionary Battle
13. October 16, 1781 – capture of Yorktown by Washington
14. October 16, 1793 – The combined forces of friendly nations were vanquished by the French at the War of Wattignies and captured Maubeuge
15. October 16, 1795 – debut presentation of “Oorlogscantate” by M von Bohms

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

16. October 16, 1813 – in one of the severe war in Europe previous to WWI, the army commanded by Napoleon were vanquished by Prussia, Austria, and Russia at the War of Leipzig
17. October 16, 1829 – inauguration of the 1st up-to-date US inn, Tremont Hotel
18. October 16, 1834 – inferno destroys most of the old constructions of the Palace of Westminster in London
19. October 16, 1841 – The king issues a Royal Order for the establishment of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
20. October 16, 1843 – Sir Willian Rowan Hamilton proposes the concept of quaternions, an extension of complex numbers
21. October 16, 1846 – The use of inhaled ether as a surgical aesthetic was validated by Dentist William T. Morton
22. October 16, 1847 – The novel entitled “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte released
23. October 16, 1848 – inauguration of the first US homeopathic medical university in Pennsylvania
24. October 16, 1849 – the founding of Avery College in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
25. October 16, 1849 – The British capture Tigre Island in the Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
26. October 16, 1852 – The right to establish by Catholics accepted by the Dutch administration
27. October 16, 1859 – John Brown, an abolitionist attempts to seize American arms and ammunition store in Harper’s Ferry, Va

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28. October 16, 1861 – The Confederate States of America commences issue of postal stamps
29. October 16, 1863 – Grants assumes authority of the Union army in West
30. October 16, 1867 – Gregorian Almanac accepted by Alaska
31. October 16, 1869 – laying of pipelines inside the hotel building at Boston
32. October 16, 1875 –Quebec played their debut football play against Ontario and lost to them
33. October 16, 1875 – Establishment of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
34. October 16, 1876 – a rebellion by an ethnic group in Cainhoy SC leaves 5 whites and 1 black dead
35. October 16, 1882 – The Nickel Plate Railroad commissioned for commercial run

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

36. October 16, 1900 – Agreement between Britain and Germany to honor the boundary of China and back the proposal enunciated by the US Secretary of State
37. October 16, 1901 – Efforts by Baron Hayashi of Japan in London to forge a treaty with Britain to support Japan’s position concerning Russia
38. October 16, 1903 – In Russia, a Jewish self-protection association known as Homel was established
39. October 16, 1904 – Russian Navy arrives in Port Arthur
40. October 16, 1905 – Bengal in India divided
41. October 16, 1907 – inauguration of Theatre Belasco at 111 W 44th St, NYC
42. October 16, 1907 – Debut performance of “Grand Army Man” by David Belasco in NYC

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43. October 16, 1908 – Edmonton Rugby Football Club re-structured as Esquimoux
44. October 16, 1909 – Knock out of Staley Ketchel by Jack Johnson in 12 for the heavyweight boxing championship
45. October 16, 1909 – Pirates defeat Tigers 4-3 plays in the 6th World Series
46. October 16, 1912 – debut performance of “Pierrot Lunaire,” by Arnold Schoenberg
47. October 16, 1912 – Boston defeats NY Giants, 4-3, and ties in the 9th World Series
48. October 16, 1913 – debut presentation of the drama, “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw on Hofburg stage in Vienna, Austria
49. October 16, 1913 – inauguration of Booth Theatre at 222 W 44th St. NYC
50. October 16, 1915 – Great Britain and Bulgaria engage in a battle
51. October 16, 1916 – A supplement payment of $5,000 was paid to Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson
52. October 16, 1916 – A first birth control health center was inaugurated by Margret Sanger in the US at 46, Amboy St, Brooklyn
53. October 16, 1916 – T.E. Lawrence of Arabia and Fasal Hoessein meet each other
54. October 16, 1921 – Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, and Bill Piercy challenge the Landis embargo on World Series
55. October 16, 1921 – Frank Coughlin, manager of Rock Island Independents was replaced in the middle of the play of NFL by Jim Conzelman
56. October 16, 1923 – inauguration of Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio

57. October 16, 1923 – copyright is given to John Harwood for inventing a self-winding watch
58. October 16, 1925 – agreement for peace, Rhine Pact accorded
59. October 16, 1925 – ban imposed on the teaching of evolution at Texas School
60. October 16, 1926 – 1200 lost their life in the rebellion by the army in Afghanistan organized by Mohammed Nadir Khan
61. October 16, 1926 – Army vessel drowns in the river, Yangtze leaving 1200 dead
62. October 16, 1928 – Most Valuable Player honor of AL was achieved by Mickey Cochrane by 2 points over Heinie Manush
63. October 16, 1931 – Winnie Ruth Judd commits two murders, mutilates one of them in Phoenix, and transports in trunks and other luggage. She was named in the US as a trunk murderess
64. October 16, 1934 – Mao Zedong and an army of 25,000 commence a 6000-mile Long March
65. October 16, 1936 – BBWAA selects Lou Gehrig for the AL MVP honor
66. October 16, 1939 – controlled distribution of sugar in the Netherlands
67. October 16, 1939 – first performance of “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by George Kaufman and Moss Hart in NYC and gave 739 presentations for two years till 1941
68. October 16, 1940 – German Governor-General Hans Frank establishes Warsaw colony for Jews
69. October 16, 1941 – The funny serial “Gordo” was first published in newspapers
70. October 16, 1941 – German army marches very close to Moscow
71. October 16, 1941 – Romanian army seize Odessa, Russia
72. October 16, 1942 – dance group of Aaron Copland and Agnes de Mille, “Rodeo” commences in NYC

73. October 16, 1942 – Tsunami in the Bay of Bengal leaves 40,000 dead south of Calcutta in India
74. October 16, 1942 – The championships awarded to army men were suspended by National Boxing Association
75. October 16, 1943 – Rebellion against Jews in Rome
76. October 16, 1943 – the new passageway was bestowed by the Chicago Mayor Ed Kelley
77. October 16, 1943 – The Nazis capture the Jews in Rome and transported them to Auschwitz
78. October 16, 1943 – US Army opens its base in Bristol
79. October 16, 1944 – following the Nazi occupation of Hungary, Szalasi installed as Prime Minister in place of Horthy
80. October 16, 1945 – The UN establishes Food and Agriculture Organisation
81. October 16, 1946 – 10 Nazi chiefs were executed as war criminals after a Nuremberg hearing
82. October 16, 1948 – premiere of “Red Mill” at Ziegfeld Theatre NYC and makes 831 presentations
83. October 16, 1948 – The Israeli diplomat Golda Meir’s welcome to Russia was protested by Jews in Moscow
84. October 16, 1949 – TV transmission channel 4 in Kansas City, MO on NBC commences airing
85. October 16, 1949 – Red Byron achieves the first NASCAR Sprint Cup
86. October 16, 1950 – Premiere issue of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis published in London
87. October 16, 1951 – the murder of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan in Rawalpindi
88. October 16, 1952 – The debut test match of Pakistan vs. India commences in Delhi
89. October 16, 1952 – Woolworth Supermarket inaugurated at Powell and Market
90. October 16, 1953 – Fidel Castro was awarded 15-year detention
91. October 16, 1957 – arrival of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Williamsburg Virginia
92. October 16, 1957 – Two aluminum missiles launched into space by USAF
93. October 16, 1958 – debut performance of “Nocturne” by Benjamin Britten

94. October 16, 1958 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada
95. October 16, 1960 – Houston and NY become members of the NL
96. October 16, 1962 – appointment of Byron R White as Justice of the Supreme Court
97. October 16, 1962 – Soviet Missile stations in Cuba commenced when JFK learned about it
98. October 16, 1962 – TV Transmission channel 5 in Lubbock, TX on PBS starts airing
99. On October 16, the Yanks defeated the SF Giants, 4-3 in the World Series
100. October 16, 1962 – in a series of 14 World Series, NY Yankees participate in 12 winning 9 plays
101. October 16, 1963 – Cape Canaveral was the secret place for firing two US defense satellites
102. October 16, 1963 – the valedictory issue of NY news daily “Mirror”
103. October 16, 1964 – The 5th nation to acquire atomic power was China
104. October 16, 1964 – The Labour Party guided by Harold Wilson sweeps the British voting
105. October 16, 1965 – Valedictory of “Drat! – The Cat!” after 8 presentations at Martin Beck Theatre
106. October 16, 1966 – Demonstration against compulsory military recruitment by Joan Baez and his 123 supporters were detained in Oakland
107. October 16, 1967 – TV Transmission channel 33 in Burlington, VT on PBS commences airing
108. October 16, 1967 – TV Transmission channel 26 in New Orleans, LA starts airing
109. October 16, 1968 – The impeachment of President Li Sjao-tji announced by China
110. October 16, 1968 – an agreement between Czechoslovakia and Russia for an alliance of the Soviet army
111. October 16, 1968 – Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the salute with their hands raised wearing black gloves
112. October 16, 1968 – in the premiere play of Milwaukee Bucks achieved 89-84 and defeated by Chicago Bulls

113. October 16, 1968 – Demonstration organized by The People’s Democracy (PD), which was founded on Oct.9, consisting of 1300 students of Queen’s University of Belfast, to the City Hall in the middle of Northern Ireland
114. October 16, 1969 – New York Mets win the Baseball World Series, 4-1
115. October 16, 1969 – NY Mets achieve a 100-1 shot and vanquish Orioles, 5-3, and triumph in the 66th World Series in 5
116. October 16, 1969 – the safe landing of the Spacecraft Soyuz on earth
117. October 16, 1969 – The emergency measures meant to be adopted during the war period were resorted, by Pierre Trudeau, in Canada, during peacetime because of the October Predicament, the only one of its kind in the past of Canada
118. October 16, 1971 – Auditorium in McLaren Park is inaugurated in SF
119. October 16, 1972 – premiere of “Pacific Paradise” at Palace Theatre, NYC, and makes 5 presentations
120. October 16, 1972 – Rock dance group, Creedence Clearwater announces their split
121. October 16, 1972 – Two members of the Irish Republican Defence were executed by firing by the British Defence in County Tyrone
122. October 16, 1972 – During the disturbances in east Belfast, there were deaths of Protestants belonging to Ulster Defence Association and UDA members due to British Army automobiles crashing them
123. October 16, 1973 – Gen Sharon commanded the Israeli bulletproof heavily armed vehicles to pass through the Suez Canal
124. October 16, 1973 – The Nobel Prize for Peace was shared between Kissinger and Le Duc Tho
125. October 16, 1973 – The first black mayor to be voted was Maynard Jackson
126. October 16, 1973 – The members of the six Gulf countries (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar) revise the price of crude oil by 17 percent
127. October 16, 1974 – Ken Holtzman, member of As’, who had not played earlier, achieves 3rd HR in play 4 and achieves victory, 5-2
128. October 16, 1976 – the safe landing of spacecraft Soyuz 23 on earth
129. October 16, 1976 – A hat trick was achieved in 2 min and 54 sec. by Lanny McDonald of Toronto Maple Leaf

130. October 16, 1978 – Herbert A. Simon was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics
131. October 16, 1978 – Polish chief of church Karol Wojtyla voted to become Pope John Paul II
132. October 16, 1978 – premiere of Kapil Dev in a cricket match Vs Pakistan at Faisalabad
133. October 16, 1980 – premiere performance of “Brigadoon” at Majestic Theatre, NYC, and makes 133 presentations
134. October 16, 1980 – Atomic test by China at Lop Nor, PRC
135. October 16, 1981 – stepping down of Van Agt, Prime Minister of Dutch
136. October 16, 1981 – Debut performance of “Torch Song Trilogy” by Harvey Fierstein in NYC
137. October 16, 1982 – Devils defeat Penguins, 6-5
138. October 16, 1982 – Mt Palomar Observatory observes the 13th recorded return of Halley comet
139. October 16, 1982 – Secretary of State George Shultz announced that any attempt by the UN to exclude Israel would force the US to pull out from the UN
140. October 16, 1982 – Atomic test, below the earth, by USSR
141. October 16, 1983 – premiere of “Zorba” at Broadway Theatre NYC and gives 362 presentations
142. October 16, 1983 – at the 25th Ryder Cup, the US achieves the Cup, 14 ½ – 13 ½ at the PGA National Gold Club
143. October 16, 1983 – Balt Orioles defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3 at the 80th World Series
144. October 16, 1984 – Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Desmond Tutu, Archbishop and Activist
145. October 16, 1985 – Spacecraft Challenger fitted to take-off pad for STS 61A purpose
146. October 16, 1985 – a 32-bit chip for small computers presented by Intel
147. October 16, 1985 – KC Royals and St Louis Cardinals achieve their League Championships
148. October 16, 1985 – Hauptman and Jerome Karle share the Nobel Prize for chemistry
149. October 16, 1985 – Kansas City Royals vanquish Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3 at the MLB American League Championship
150. October 16, 1986 – debut performance of “Raggedy Ann” at Nederlander Theatre NYC and gives 5 presentations
151. October 16, 1986 – Armand Hammer arrives in the US along with Jewish protestor David Goldfarb
152. October 16, 1986 – The Executive Branch enters because of a disagreement between President Regan and the House
153. October 16, 1986 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada
154. October 16, 1986 – The first African playwright and poet to receive the Nobel Prize Award was Wole Soyinka
155. October 16, 1987 – There was a complete power cut in Southern parts of England due to a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 175 kph
156. October 16, 1987 – 338,5 million transactions in the NY stock exchange, the highest best
157. October 16, 1987 – The industrial average of Dow Jones comes down by more than100 points (108.35)
158. October 16, 1987 – The rescuers struggled for 58 hours to save Jessica McClure from the 22 ft casing of the well
159. October 16, 1987 – The heavyweight boxing championship title was achieved by Mike Tyson when he K/O Tyrell Biggs in 7
160. October 16, 1987 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
161. October 16, 1987 – A severe cyclonic storm strikes South of England killing 23 people
162. October 16, 1988 – a musical “Smile Jamaica” in memory of victims of cyclonic storm Gilbert conducted in London
163. October 16, 1988 – Orel Hirsheister is the first player to achieve a pitch shutout in the final and World Series
164. October 16, 1989 – Bikenibau Paeniu assumes the Premiership of Tuvalu
165. October 16, 1989 – installation of Jan Syse as Prime Minister of Norway
166. October 16, 1990 – valedictory of “Stand Up Tragedy” at Criterion Theatre NYC after 13 presentations
167. October 16, 1990 – Reds Eric Davis achieves his HR in the 1st World Series and is ranked as the 22nd player to achieve this distinction
168. October 16, 1990 – Reds defeat A’s, 7-0 terminating Oakland’s winning trait of 10 plays post-season
169. October 16, 1990 – the strength of the US army raised to 200000 in the Persian Gulf
170. October 16, 1991 – indiscriminate killing by George Jo Hennard leaves 35 dead including self, and injuring 20 in Texas
171. October 16, 1991 – Trial of Joseph Doherty incident commenced at US Supreme Court
172. October 16, 1991 – NBA banishes Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley for life for use of narcotics and was 7th such player
173. October 16, 1991 – establishment of Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha in Ranchi, India
174. October 16, 1992 – David Letterman, Comedian completes his 1700th performance
175. October 16, 1992 – an American sitcom television recorded in 1964, “Gilligan’s Island” aired on TBS
176. October 16, 1993 – Installation of General Omar al-Bashir as president of Sudan
177. October 16, 1993 – indiscriminate bombing of fish and chips in, by IRA, in Belfast leaves 10 dead
178. October 16, 1993 – Anti-Nazi rebellion commences in Welling in Kent when the constabulary halts the demonstrators from reaching the British National Party central office
179. October 16, 1994 – Raul Julia, an actor had a heart attack
180. October 16, 1995 – South Africa triumphs over Zimbabwe when Allan Donald achieves 8-71
181. October 16, 1995 – In a cricket ODI cricket match against Sri Lanka in Sharjah, Brian Lara achieves 169 runs
182. October 16, 1995 – over 830000 consisting of Americans and Africans attend the Million Man March conducted in Washington DC
183. October 16, 1995 – West Indies score 333 for 7 wickets in 50 overs and defeat Sri Lanka who were all out for 329 in an ODI Match in Sharjah
184. October 16, 1996 – stampede at seat-starved Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala
Leaves 84 dead and 180 wounded when 47000 fans try to jam inside the arena with a seating accommodation of 36,000
185. October 16, 1997 – premiere show of “Side Show” at Richard Rodgers Theatre NYC and makes 91 presentations
186. October 16, 1998 – General Augusto Pinochet accused of killing charges was detained in London at the request of Spain for his deportation

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

187. October 16, 2000 – New York Mets vanquish St Louis Cardinals, 4-1 at the MLB National League Championship
188. October 16, 2001 – The US Coast Guards permit vehicles carrying LPG to arrive in Boston Harbour to deliver the gas to Distrigas Everett LNG station. The vehicles have been prohibited from September 26, against the 11/9 attack
189. October 16, 2002 – Inauguration of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria Egypt – a memorial to the Library of Alexandria which was lost in ancient times
190. October 16, 2003 – New York Yankees defeat Boston Red at the MLB American League Championship, 4-3 plays
191. October 16, 2004 – premiere play of Lionel Messi, 17, for Barcelona vs. Espanyol
192. October 16, 2005 – Fernando Alonso achieves the 56th Formula One, WDC by 21 points
193. October 16, 2005 – Chicago White Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-1 playing at the MLB American League Championship
194. October 16, 2011 – St Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 4-2 at the MLB National League Championship
195. October 16, 2012 – rebellion in Maiduguri, Nigeria leaves 24 deaths of radicals and many buildings burnt
196. October 16, 2013 – an accident involving a small vehicle struck by a detonator in Nawa, Syria leaves 21 people dead
197. October 16, 2013 – Termination of the 16-day government shutdown in the USA
198. October 16, 2013 – in an air accident involving Lao Airlines 301 in the Mekong River, Laos, 29 people lost their life
199. October 16, 2013 – Cyclonic storm Wipha hits Japan killing 18 people
200. October 16, 2014 – United Nations Security Council grants membership to New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela
201. October 16, 2014 – San Francisco Giants defeat St Louis Cardinals, 4-1 play at the MLB National League Championship
202. October 16, 2016 – Ed Whitlock, 85 achieves in 3 hr and 56 minutes at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the under 4 hr lengthy run
203. October 16, 2017 – Iraq captures the oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish guerrilla organisation
204. October 16, 2017 – Gale turns into Hurricane Ophelia and strikes Ireland leaving 3 dead
205. October 16, 2017 – recordings of the result of observations of the impact of neutron star announced. The findings corroborate the presence of gold due to such an impact
206. October 16, 2017 – The correspondent of Panama Papers, Maltese Daphne Caruana Galizia lost his life in a suspected detonation in a car in Malta

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