Historical Events on September 16, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on September 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 A 6.0 Mw  earthquake strikes Lu County, Sichuan, China, killing three and injuring more than 88.
2019 Five months before the COVID-19 stock market crash, an overnight spike in lending rates in the United States prompts the Federal Reserve to conduct operations in the repo market.
2015 A 8.3 Mw  earthquake strikes the Chilean city of Illapel, killing 15 people, injuring at least 34, leaving at least six missing, and causing extensive damage. One person also dies in Argentina.
2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.
2013 A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.
2007 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 130 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand, killing 90 people.
2007 Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad.
2005 The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.
2004 Hurricane Ivan makes landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane.
1994 The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
1992 The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
1992 Black Wednesday: The British pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
1990 The railroad between the People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
1987 The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
1982 Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
1979 Eight people escape from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon.
1978 The 7.4 Mw  Tabas earthquake affects the city of Tabas, Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 15,000 people are killed.
1976 Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.
1975 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.
1975 Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe join the United Nations.
1975 The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
1970 King Hussein of Jordan declares war against the Palestine Liberation Organization, the conflict came to be known as Black September.
1966 The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.
1963 Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore is soon expelled from this new country.
1961 The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
1961 Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
1961 Pakistan establishes its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head.
1959 The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
1956 TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.
1955 The military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina is launched at midnight.
1955 A Soviet Zulu-class submarine becomes the first to launch a ballistic missile.
1953 American Airlines Flight 723 crashes in Colonie, New York, killing 28 people.
1945 World War II: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.
1943 World War II: The German Tenth Army reports that it can no longer contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno.
1940 World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
1920 The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.
1914 World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
1908 The General Motors Corporation is founded.
1893 Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
1880 The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York.
1863 Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
1822 French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in a "note" read to the Academy of Sciences, reports a direct refraction experiment verifying David Brewster's hypothesis that photoelasticity (as it is now known) is stress-induced birefringence.
1810 With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain.
1779 American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
1776 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
1732 In Campo Maior, Portugal, a storm hits the Armory and a violent explosion ensues, killing two-thirds of its inhabitants.
1701 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
1620 A determined band of 35 religious dissenters – Pilgrims set sail for Virginia from Plymouth, England in the Mayflower, jubilant at the prospect of practicing their unorthodox brand of worship in the New World.
1400 Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
681 Pope Honorius I is posthumously excommunicated by the Sixth Ecumenical Council.
Famous People Born on September 16

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Year Name
1887 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (d. 1979)
1957 Anca Parghel, Romanian singer and pianist (d. 2008)
1935 Carl Andre, American sculptor
1827 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and paleontologist (d. 1908)
1951 Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player and coach
1891 Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (d. 1980)
1926 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)
1984 Sabrina Bryan, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1837 Pedro V of Portugal (d. 1861)
1911 Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
Famous People Deaths On September 16

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Date Name
1914 C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (b. 1843)
1226 Pandulf Verraccio, Roman ecclesiastical politician
2006 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
1977 Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1996 McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1919)
1672 Anne Bradstreet, English poet (b. 1612)
1911 Edward Whymper, English-French mountaineer, explorer, and author (b. 1840)
1819 John Jeffries, American physician and surgeon (b. 1744)
2002 James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)
2017 Marcelo Rezende, Brazilian journalist (b. 1951)