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

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

According to Gregory calendar, on June 16, the day number in a year is 167 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 168. June 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.

June 16 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
632The final king of the Sasanian Empire of Iran, Yazdegerd III,took the throne at the age of eight.
1487Lancastrian forces defeated Yorkist supporters at the Battle of Stoke Field in East Stoke, Nottinghamshire, England, the final battle ofthe Wars of the Roses.
1605Akbar (Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din), Mughal emperor of India (1556-1605), passed away of diarrhoea or dysentery at the age of 63 years. At Akbar's graveside, stood conspicious in his simplicity, Jesuit priest Father Xavier who always remained his devoted friend. (16 or 17).
1606The fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev passed away.
1746Battle at Piacenza: Austria and Sardinia defeated the Spanish and French forces.
1755The French surrendered Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian war. Fort Beauséjour was one of several French forts erected after King George's War (1748) to strengthen the French position in North America against the British.
1795French Revolutionary Wars-Off the coast of Brittany, a BritishRoyal Navy battle squadron commanded by William Cornwallis fended off anumerically superior French Navy battlefleet.
1815Napoleon defeated Prussia at the Battle of Ligni in the Netherlands.
1822Denmark Vesey led a slave rebellion in South Carolina.
1824The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established in Great Britain.
1846The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy. Pope Pius IX born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, reigned from 16 June 1846 to his death in 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church – over 31 years.
1858The Battle of Morar was fought during the First Indian War of Independence.
1881Austria and Hungary signed military treaties with Serbia.
1881Austria - Hungary and Serbia signed military treaties.
1883More than 180 out of 1, 100 children died in the Victoria Hallstampede in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs to collect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
1891John Abbot became the third Prime Minister of Canada.
1903The Ford Motor Company was incorporated. The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford. Henry Ford was 39 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies, as well as being one to survive the Great Depression.
1903Roald Amundsen of Norway discovered a sea route connecting the islands of Canada to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This route is called the Northwest Passage.
1904Irish author James Joyce began his relationship with NoraBarnacle, and subsequently used the date to set the actions for his 1922novel Ulysses.
1911IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York. The International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
1911IBM company was founded in New York. Earlier it was named Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.
1912The recession in Missouri killed 48 people.
1915The British Women's Institute was established.
1958Imre Nagy and other leaders of the failed Hungarian Revolutionof 1956 were executed following secret trials.
1960The thriller/horror film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcockand based on a novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, was released.
1961Pioneering Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected fromthe Soviet Union at Paris–Le Bourget Airport with the help of Frenchpolice and a Parisian socialite friend.
1963Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6.
1963Aboard Vostok 6, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.
196326-year-old Russian woman Lieutenant Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in the world to fly to space.
1967The Monterey Pop Festival rock festival, the venue for thefirst major American performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, TheWho, and Ravi Shankar, began in Monterey, California.
1979The Muslim Brotherhood killed 62 sheikhs in Syria.
1999Thambo Mbeki was elected the second President of South Africa.
2000Israel complies with ‘United Nations Security Council Resolution 425’ 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms. United Nations Security Council Resolution 42 called on Israel to withdraw immediately its forces from Lebanon and established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
2007Sunita Williams became the longest-lived woman in space.
2008In California, a gay couple was given a license to marry.
2010Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco. The Tobacco Control Act regulates tobacco and tobacco products, banning the cultivation, harvesting, production, and sale of tobacco and tobacco products in Bhutan. The act also mandates that the government of Bhutan provide counselling and treatment to facilitate tobacco cessation.
2012China successfully launched its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module. The Shenzhou program is a manned spaceflight initiative by China. Shenzhou 9 was a manned spacecraft flight of China's Shenzhou program, Shenzhou 9 was the second spacecraft and first manned spacecraft to dock with the Tiangong 1 space station.
2012The multinational soft drink company Coca-Cola commenced business in Myanmar after 60 years.

Famous Birthdays of June 16:

YearName / Profession / Country
1925Otto Muehl / Painter / Austria
1949Ralph Mann / Author / United States of America
1955Laurie Metcalf / Actress / United States of America
1902George Gaylord Simpson / Author / United States of America
1983Armend Dallku / Footballer / Albania
1966Phil Vischer / Actor / United States of America
1953Valerie Mahaffey / Actress / United States of America
1936Akhlak Muhammad Khan / Poet / India
1981Ola Kvernberg / Violinist / Norway
1897Georg Wittig / Academic / Germany
1942Giacomo Agostini / Motorcycle Racer / Italy
1957Leeona Dorrian / Lawyer / Scotland
1838Cushman Kellogg Davis / Politician / United States of America
1881Natalia Goncharova / Painter / Russia
1940Māris Čaklais / Poet / Latvia
1950Mithun Chakraborty / Politician / India
1984Rick Nash / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1982May Andersen / Actress / Denmark
1583Axel Oxenstierna / Politician / Sweden
1995Joseph Schooling / Swimmer / Singapore
1633Jean de Thévenot / Linguist / France
1836Wesley Merritt / Politician / United States of America
1947Tom Wyner / Actor / United States of America
1954Garry Roberts / Guitarist / Ireland
1987Christian Tshimanga Kabeya / Footballer / Belgium
1958Darrell Griffith / Basketball Player / United States of America
1909Archie Carr / Zoologist / United States of America
1926Efraín Ríos Montt / Politician / Guatemala
1591Joseph Solomon Delmedigo / Physician / Greece
1946Jodi Rell / Politician / United States of America

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