August 16 in History – What happened on 16 August in Past

16 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 16, the day number in a year is 228 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 229. August 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 16 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1513War of the League of Cambrai-King Henry VIII of England andhis Imperial allies defeated French cavalry, who were then forced toretreat.
1691Yorktown, Virginia was discovered in the US.
1743The earliest boxing rules formulated in England.
1777American Revolutionary War-The Americans, led by General JohnStark, routed British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at theBattle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
1777America defeated Britain in the Battle of Bennington.
1780Britain defeated the Americans decisively in the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.
1787Turkey declared war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787–92).
1819Fifteen people were killed and 400–700 others were injuredwhen cavalry charged into a crowd of about 60–80,000 who were gatheredat St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, to demand the reform ofparliamentary representation.
1824Lafitte visited the United States, departing on September 7, 1825.
1837The Dutch Bonzol stronghold ended the Paidi war.
1841The us Chairman John Tyler opposed a bill that went to the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States, rioting members of the outraged White House outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on the White House grounds in American history.
1854The National Emigration Conference began in Cleveland.
1858A telegraph message from Queen Victoria of Britain to US President James Bushman was broadcast via Trans Atlantic Cable.
1863After Spain had annexed the Dominican Republic, rebels raised the Dominican flag in Santiago de los Caballeros to begin the War of Restoration.
1886Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Dev, the great saint and thinker died.
1890Alexander Clarke, journalist and lawyer, became Liberia's designated minister.
1896A group led by Skookum Jim Mason discovered gold near DawsonCity, Yukon, Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
1900Second Boer War-A 10,000-strong column of soldiers left byLord Kitchener broke a 13-day siege of a small garrison.
1906An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people.
1906An earthquake of 8.6 magnitude struck the South American country of Chile, killing about twenty thousand people.
1927The Dole Air Race began; eight fixed-wing aircraft competed tofly from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, but only twosuccessfully completed the flight.
1928The liner SS Bremen was launched in the German Ocean.
1929A long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access tothe Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into a week-long period ofviolent riots throughout Palestine.
193113 people died in a train collision near Leben, Austria.
1933Spencer Tracy and Coleen Moore's drama film The Power and the Glory was published.
1946A day of widespread riot and manslaughter between Hindus andMuslims took place in the city of Calcutta as a result of the MuslimLeague's call for an independent Pakistan.
1946The Muslim League declared a direct action day, during which around 5000 people were killed and 15,000 were injured in Kolkata during the violence.
1948Babe Ruth died at the age of 53.
1954The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine was published in the United States.
1960Joseph Kittinger parachuted from a balloon over New Mexico at102,800 feet (31,330 m), setting records for high-altitude jump, free-fall height, and fastest speed by a human without an aircraft.
1960Cyprus gained independence from the United Kingdom. This day is celebrated there as Independence Day.
1962The Beatles fired drummer Pete Best and replaced him with RingoStarr.
1970Goodwill Ambassador Manisha Koirala of the popular Hindi film heroine and UN Population Fund was born.
1976The fifth Non-Aligned Movement Summit began in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
1977Elvis Presley, 'The King of Rock and Roll', was officially pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after he was found unresponsive on the floor of his Graceland bathroom.
1977Rock and roll king Elvis Prisley was found dead in the bathroom of his home.
1987Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed after takeoff in Detroit,Michigan, US, killing all of the crew and passengers except one.
1997Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died.
2001Astronomers had found a planet outside the solar system using the Hubble Space Telescope.
2006The International Astronomical Union suggests a new meaning of the word ‘planet’ which is to be voted for on August 24. This would include Charon, Eris, and Ceres as planets.
2007Around 200 people are convicted in Iran for going to an 'illegal rock concert' which consisted of alcohol and female singers.
2008Abkhazianarmy, takes control of 13 Georgian villages, with the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, claims the Georgian army.
2009U.S mainland has been severely affected by the tropical storm, Claudette.
2009Y. E. Yang won the 2009 PGA Championship to become the firstAsian-born golfer to win a men's major golf championship.
2010As per the officials of the United Nations 3.5 million children may be exposed to waterborne diseases due to the floods in Pakistan.
2011Indian social activist Anna Hazare has been convicted in New Delhi in lieu of a proposed fast against corruption.
2011World Youth Day 2011: Commenced in Madrid by the Catholic Church.
2012Nuclear regulators from nine countries hold an emergency meeting in Brussels due to the unusual fissures found in the basic steel material of the Doel 3pressurized water reactor vessel.
2012Ecuador gave political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
2013The Indian rupee falls below 62.03 rupees against the U.S. dollar, hitting an all time new low.
2014Governor Jay Nixon announces a state of emergency and curfew in the town of Ferguson, Missouri due to the nights spent rioting earlier.



Famous Birthdays of August 16:

YearName / Profession / Country
1972Emily Robison / Writer / United States of America
1934Pierre Richard / Actor / France
1955James Reilly / Politician / Ireland
1999Karen Chen / Figure Skater / United States of America
1933Stuart Roosa / Pilot / United States of America
1958Oscar Collodo / Rugby Player / Italy
1930Frank Gifford / Footballer / United States of America
1939Billy Joe Shaver / Writer / United States of America
1761Yevstigney Fomin / Composer / Russia
1923Eddie Kirkland / Instrumentalist / United States of America
1979Paul Gallacher / Footballer / Scotland
1970Bonnie Bernstein / Journalist / United States of America
1960Timothy Hutton / Actor / United States of America
1955David Dhawan / Actor / India
1815John Bosco / Educator / Italy
1917Roque Cordero / Composer / Panama
1937David Anderson / Journalist / Canada
1958Madonna / Writer / United States of America
1856Aparicio Saravia / Politician / Uruguay
1934Sam Trimble / Cricketer / Australia
1860Martin Hawke / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1904Wendell Meredith Stanley / Biochemist / United States of America
1924Inez Voyce / Baseball Player / United States of America
1892Otto Messmer / Cartoonist / United States of America
1912Ted Drake / Footballer / United Kingdom
1945Suzanne Farrell / Educator / United States of America
1957R. R. Patil / Politician / India
1942Barbara George / Writer / United States of America
1842Jakob Rosanes / Mathematician / Ukraine
1939Trevor McDonald / Journalist / United Kingdom

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