Historical Events on June 16, Special Events on This Day

Important Events From This day in History June 16th. Find Out What happened 16th June This Day in History on your birthday. Also you can find some answers for the following questions;
Which major historical events happened on June 16?
What happened on June 16th in history?
What special day is June 16?
What happened in history on June 16th?

What Happened on June 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Upwards to 2,000,000 participate in the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests, the largest in Hong Kong's history.
2016 Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China opens to the public.
2013 A multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.
2012 China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
2012 The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.
2010 Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.
2000 Israel complies with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms.
1997 Daïat Labguer (M'sila) massacre in Algeria: Fifty people die.
1989 Revolutions of 1989: Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.
1981 U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
1977 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
1976 Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
1972 The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station.
1963 Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
1961 Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
1958 Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
1955 In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.
1948 Members of the Malayan Communist Party kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares a state of emergency.
1944 At age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.
1940 World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'ÿtat Français).
1940 A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
1933 The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed in the United States, allowing businesses to avoid antitrust prosecution if they established voluntary wage, price, and working condition regulations on an industry-wide basis. Large portions of the law are later declared unconstitutional.
1930 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
1925 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
1922 General election in the Irish Free State: The pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
1911 IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
1904 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolay Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
1904 Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
1903 The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
1903 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
1897 A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
1884 The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.
1883 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
1871 The Universities Tests Act 1871 allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
1858 Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
1858 The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
1846 The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.
1836 The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
1819 A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").
1815 Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
1811 Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship, destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.
1795 French Revolutionary Wars: In what became known as Cornwallis's Retreat, a British Royal Navy squadron led by Vice Admiral William Cornwallis strongly resists a much larger French Navy force and withdraws largely intact, setting up the French Navy defeat at the Battle of Groix six days later.
1779 Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
1774 Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
1755 French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
1746 War of the Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
1745 War of the Austrian Succession: New England colonial troops under the command of William Pepperrell capture the Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, New France (Old Style date).
1586 Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
1487 Battle of Stoke Field: King Henry VII of England defeats the leaders of a Yorkist rebellion in the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
1407 Ming-Hỿ War: Retired King Hỿ Quý Ly and his son King Hỿ Hán Thương of Hỿ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
632 Yazdegerd III ascends the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).
363 Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffered several attacks from the Persians.
Famous People Born on June 16

Here is a random list who born on June 16. For full list please click on the link above.

Year Name
1723 Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
1946 John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, English businessman and politician
1934 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1995 Aleksandr Aksyonov, Russian footballer
1981 Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
1965 Michael Richard Lynch, Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy
1984 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 Phil Christophers, German-English rugby player
1958 Darrell Griffith, American basketball player
Famous People Deaths On June 16

Here is a list of some famous peope who died on June 16. For full list please click on the link above.

Date Name
1959 George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)
1939 Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)
1974 Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (b. 1894)
2013 Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)
1886 Alexander Stuart, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1824)
1953 Margaret Bondfield, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (b. 1873)
2012 Sſawomir Petelicki, Polish general (b. 1946)
924 Li Cunshen, general of Later Tang (b. 862)
1971 John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)
1540 Konrad von Thüngen, German nobleman (b. c. 1466)