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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 attend.
1995 The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened.
1991 George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.
1985 The Finnish dry cargo ship MS Hanna-Marjut, on its way from Mariehamn to Naantali, sank in hard sea on the open water of Kihti between the Kökar and Sottunga islands of Åland, leading to the drowning of four people.[15]
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, in 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: U.S. President John F. 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).
1953 Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro delivers his "History Will Absolve Me" speech, and is sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment by the Fulgencio Batista government for leading an attack on the Moncada Barracks.
1951 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
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: Ten defendants found guilty by the International Military Tribunal are executed by hanging.
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.
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 eighth 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
1928 Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
1975 Kellie Martin, American actress, director, and producer
1936 Andrei Chikatilo, Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
1947 David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1952 Christopher Cox, American lawyer and politician
1884 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
1903 Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1985 Jay Beagle, Canadian ice hockey player
1726 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and educator (d. 1801)
1940 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2009)
Famous People Deaths On October 16

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

Date Name
2008 Dagmar Normet, Estonian author and translator (b. 1921)
2011 Dan Wheldon, English race car driver (b. 1978)
1774 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (b. 1750)
1284 Shams al-Din Juvayni, Persian statesman, vizier and minister of finance of the Ilkhanate
1989 Walter Farley, American author and educator (b. 1915)
1986 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (b. 1921)
1877 Théodore Barrière, French playwright (b. 1823)
2013 Govind Purushottam Deshpande, Indian playwright and academic (b. 1938)
2000 Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (b. 1934)
1999 Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)