According to Gregory calendar, on July 16, the day number in a year is 197 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 198. July 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.

Important Historical Events of 16 July in the World ⚡

YearIncident/Event
622The epoch of the Islamic calendar occurred, marking the year that Muhammad began his Hijra from Mecca to Medina.
1439Kissing was banned in England for fear of spreading the disease.
1661Swee Dish Bank issued the first note in Europe.
1769Spanish friar Junípero Serra founded Mission San Diego deAlcalá, the first Franciscan mission in the Alta California region ofNew Spain.
1769Father Junipero Serra found the first mission in California, Mission San Diego.
1779The United States Army, led by General Anthony Wayne, captured Stony Point, New York from British troops.
1782Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail made itspremiere, after which Emperor Joseph II anecdotally made the commentthat it had 'too many notes'.
1790U.S. President George Washington signed the Residence Act,selecting a new permanent site along the Potomac River for the capitalof the United States, which later became Washington, D.C.
1790The US Congress established Columbia.
1798US Department of Public Health Service formed. US Marine Hospital was authorized.
1856The remarriage of Hindu widows gained legal recognition.
1862David Farragut became the first person to be promoted to therank of rear admiral in the United States Navy.
1894Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley; Japan and England signed the treaty.
1931Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie signed the nation's firstconstitution, the first time in history that an absolute rulervoluntarily sought to share sovereignty with his subjects.
1942Police arrested 13,152 Jews in France's capital Paris.
1942The United States concluded diplomatic relations with Finland.
1945Manhattan Project-'Trinity', the first nuclear test explosion,was carried out near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1945The US conducted its first test of the atomic bomb.
1950Korean War-A Korean People's Army unit massacred twenty-one U.S. Army prisoners of war.
1950Uruguay became champions by defeating Brazil in the final of the fourth edition of the Football World Cup.
1951The Catcher in the Rye, an American coming-of-age novel by J.D. Salinger, was first published.
1951The country of Asia became independent from Nepal, Britain.
1965South Vietnamese Colonel Pham Ngoc Thao—an undetectedcommunist spy—was hunted down and killed after being sentenced todeath in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyen Khanh.
1969Buzz Aldrin became the first person to reach the moon with the Apollo-11 vehicle and a photo of his first move was broadcast on the moon.
1981Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia's fourth prime minister, a post which he held for 22 years, making him the country'slongest-serving one.
1981India conducted a nuclear test.
1988Paddy Ashdown became the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain.
1990A 7.8 MS earthquake struck the densely populated Philippine island of Luzon, killing an estimated 1, 621 people.
1990A magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the Philippines killed 400 people.
1991Ukraine celebrated its first independence day.
1993A member of the UK intelligence service, MI5, formally opened his identity to the public for the first time.
1994Fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 began hitting the planetJupiter, with the first one causing a fireball which reached a peaktemperature of about 24,000 K.
2004Chicago's Millennium Park, currently the world's largest roof top garden, opened.
2007A magnitude 6.6 MW earthquake struck Niigata Prefecture,Japan, causing a leak of radioactive gases from the Kashiwazaki-KariwaNuclear Power Plant.
2007Eight people were killed and 800 injured when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Japan's Niigata coast. A nuclear power center also collapsed.
2008Sixteen infants in Gansu Province, China, were diagnosed withkidney stones due to tainted milk powder; overall 300,000 infants wereaffected.
2009The parliament of Iceland votes to pursue joining the European Union.
2009The fifteenth Non-Aligned Movement Summit ended in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt.
2010U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is placed on the U.S. 'terror blacklist'
2011U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C. despite a warning from the People's Republic of China
2011The funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite
2012Jon Lord, an English composer and pianist and co-founder of the heavy rock group, Deep Purple, dies after suffering a pulmonary embolism
2012The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of Truvada, the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
2013In Greece, new austerity measures prompt the unions to call for a general strike.
2013Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will welcome it's first McDonald's early next year; the site will be run by the son of Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Henry Nguyen
2013At least 23 students died and dozens more fell ill at a primaryschool in the village of Dharmashati Gandaman in the Saran district ofthe Indian state of Bihar after eating a Midday Meal contaminated withpesticide.
2014Time Warner, Inc. may be offered $75 billion by Twenty-First Century Fox in a proposed merger deal that would create the world's largest media company; Time Warner rejected an earlier proposal by Fox
2014The U.S. adds new sanctions against Russia, prohibiting certain Russian international businesses from accessing U.S. capital markets; the move extends previous sanctions targeting specific individuals and their companies
2015Scientists released close-up photographs of the planet Plutte.

Important Historical Events of 16 July in India ⚡

YearIncident/Event
1981India conducted a nuclear test.
2013At least 23 students died and dozens more fell ill at a primaryschool in the village of Dharmashati Gandaman in the Saran district ofthe Indian state of Bihar after eating a Midday Meal contaminated withpesticide.

Famous Birthdays of 16 July 😀

Birth YearDeath YearName/Category/Country
19091996Aruna Asaf Ali / Female / Freedom Fighter / India
19392017Ruth Perry / Female / Politician / Liberia
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