Historical Events on October 16, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 Storm Ophelia strikes the U.K. and Ireland causing major damage and power loss.
2013 Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people.
2002 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens in Egypt, commemorating the ancient library of Alexandria.
1998 Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a murder extradition warrant.
1996 Eighty-four football fans die and 180 are injured in a massive crush at a match in Guatemala City.
1995 The Million Man March takes place in Washington, D.C. About 837,000 attended.
1995 The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened.
1991 George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.
1984 Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1978 Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.
1975 Indonesian troops kill the Balibo Five, a group of Australian journalists, Portuguese Timor.
1975 Three-year-old Rahima Banu, from Bangladesh, is the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox.
1975 The Australian Coalition sparks a constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government's annual budget.
1973 Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1970 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act during the October Crisis.
1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos are ejected from the US Olympic team for participating in the Olympics Black Power salute.
1968 Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
1968 Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1964 China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
1964 Leonid Brezhnev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party, while Alexei Kosygin becomes the head of government.
1962 Cuban missile crisis begins: Kennedy is informed of photos taken on October 14 by a U-2 showing nuclear missiles(the crisis will last for 13 days starting from this point)
1951 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1950 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.
1949 The Greek Communist Party announces a "temporary cease-fire", thus ending the Greek Civil War.
1947 The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the United Kingdom.
1946 Nuremberg trials: Defendants in the Main Trial are executed.
1943 Holocaust in Italy: Raid of the Ghetto of Rome
1940 Holocaust in Poland: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
1939 World War II: No. 603 Squadron RAF intercepts the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.
1934 Chinese Communists begin the Long March to escape Nationalist encirclement.
1923 The Walt Disney Company is founded.
1919 Adolf Hitler delivers his first public address at a meeting of the German Workers' Party.
1916 Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
1909 William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold the first summit between a U.S. and a Mexican president. They narrowly escape assassination.
1906 The Wilhelm Voigt fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
1905 The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
1882 The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1875 Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1869 The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered".
1869 Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women.
1859 John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
1847 The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
1846 William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.
1843 William Rowan Hamilton invents quaternions, a three-dimensional system of complex numbers.
1841 Queen's University is founded in the Province of Canada.
1836 Great Trek: Afrikaner voortrekkers repulse a Matabele attack, but lose their livestock.
1834 Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
1817 Simón Bolívar sentences Manuel Piar to death for challenging the racial-caste in Venezuela.
1813 The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon in the three-day Battle of Leipzig.
1805 War of the Third Coalition: Napoleon surrounds the Austrian army at Ulm.
1793 French Revolution: Queen Marie Antoinette is executed.
1793 War of the First Coalition: French victory at the Battle of Wattignies forces Austria to raise the siege of Maubeuge.
1780 American Revolutionary War: The British-led Royalton raid is the last Native American raid on New England.
1780 The Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles.
1736 Mathematician William Whiston's predicted comet fails to strike the Earth.
1590 Prince Gesualdo of Venosa murders his wife and her lover.
1384 Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
1311 The Council of Vienne convenes for the first time.
955 King Otto I defeats a Slavic revolt in what is now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
912 Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the 8th Emir of Córdoba
690 Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.
456 Ricimer defeats Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
Famous People Born on October 16

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Year Name
1869 Claude H. Van Tyne, American historian and author (d. 1930)
1936 Peter Bowles, English actor and screenwriter
1852 Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (d. 1913)
1940 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2009)
1926 Charles Dolan, American businessman, founded Cablevision and HBO
1989 Dan Biggar, Welsh rugby player
1938 Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (d. 1999)
1888 Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)
1941 Tim McCarver, American baseball player, sportscaster, and singer
1979 Nicola Blackwood, South African-English politician
Famous People Deaths On October 16

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Date Name
1591 Gregory XIV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1535)
976 Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (b. 915)
2014 Ioannis Charalambopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
1957 John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and educator (b. 1887)
2000 Rick Jason, American actor (b. 1923)
1555 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and saint (b. 1487)
1730 Nevſehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Greek politician, 139th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1666)
1973 Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (b. 1909)
1999 Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1333 Nicholas V, antipope of Rome (b. 1260)