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

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

According to Gregory calendar, on May 16, the day number in a year is 136 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 137. May 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.

May 16 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1606Two thousand foreign nationals were killed in Russia.
1747Prince William V was sworn in as Admiral-General of the Netherlands.
1770Marie Antoinette married Louis-Auguste, who later became King Louis XVI of France).
1771The Battle of Alamance—the final battle of the War of theRegulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues oftaxation and local control—was fought.
1771The Battle of Alamance-the final battle of the War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of taxation and local control—was fought.
1795Hedges Treaty: The Republic of Batafs became a French state.
1811Peninsular War-An allied force of British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera southof Badajoz, Spain.
1812Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, signed the Treaty of Bucharest which resulted in the Russo-Turkish War (1806–12) and Bessarabia was annexed to Imperial Russia.
1817Steamboat service began on the Mississippi River.
1843The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwestset out on the Oregon Trail with a thousandpioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
1862Jean Joseph Attini Lenoir designed the first automobile.
1869The Cincinnati Reds won their first baseball game 41-7.
1872Metropolitan Gas Company lamps were lit for the first time.
1875Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
18771877 Political crisis began in France.
1916The United Kingdom and France signed the Sykes–Picot Agreement, a secret agreement considered to have shaped the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq and Syria.
1918The Sedition Act was passed in the United States, forbiddingAmericans from using 'disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusivelanguage' about the United States government, flag, or armed forcesduring the ongoing World War I.
1919Curtiss NC-4, a US naval aircraft, became the first aircraft to complete transatlantic flight expedition on May 16, 1919.
1920A referendum joined the League of Nations of Switzerland.
1929The first Academy award was presented on May 16, 1929 by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences t honor the best film of 1927 and 1928. The ceremony was held at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California and it did not broadcast either on radio or television.
1929The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was heldat the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
192916,000 people died in Venezuela and Colombia by earthquakes.
1943Royal Air Force Dambusters embarked on a raid to deploy bouncing bombs on German dams in Operation Chastise during the Second World War.
1948Chem Vizamen was elected as the first President of Israel.
1960Ruby laser, the first working solid-state laser, was invented on May 16, 1960 by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. This device was built on the concept of optical maser.
1960American physicist Theodore Maiman operated the first workinglaser at the Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1960The prestigious Academy Awards, known as the Oscar Awards worldwide, began in the presence of just 270 people at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
1961The Military Revolution Committee, led by Park Chung-hee,carried out a bloodless coup against the government of Yun Bo-seon,ending the Second Republic of South Korea.
1966The Cultural Revolution was launched on May 16, 1966 by Mao Zedong, then chairman of the Communist Party of China. The revolution severely affected the country economically, socially and politically.
1966Chinese leader Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution officially as a campaign to rid China of its liberal bourgeois elements and to continue revolutionary class struggle.
1969Venera 5, a probe in the Soviet space program Venera, was landed on Venus on May 16, 1969 to accumulated atmospheric data on Venus.
1974Josip Broz Tito was re-elected as the ‘President for life’ of Yugoslavia on May 16, 1974. He died of gangrene on May 4, 1980 at the age of 87.
1975Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer, became the first woman to ascend the summit of Mount Everest on May 16, 1975.
1975Based on the results of a referendum held about one month earlier, Sikkim abolished its monarchy and was annexed by India, becoming its 22nd state.
1975Telex service was introduced between India and England.
1991Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom became the first monarch to address a joint session of the US Congress on May 17, 1991.
1991Sikkim became the 22nd state of the country.
1996Queen Elizabeth became the first British empress to address the Second US Congress.
1997US President Bill Clinton issued a formal apology to the surviving victims of the Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis in Negro men and their families.
2005Kuwait introduced women’s suffrage on May 16, 2005 with 35-23 national Assembly vote that means Kuwait women had right to vote, however the right was removed in following years. In 2005 they were again re-granted the voting right by Kuwait Parliament.
2006Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the tenth Prime Minister of India.
200747-year-old Mark Inglis of New Zealand became the first climber to hoist the flag on the top of Everest using artificial legs.
2007Nicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France.
2011The Space Shuttle Endeavor launched a final commission ICT from space.
2013Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team published a study on the human stem cells clone created by a new process Somatic cell nuclear transfer method on May 16, 2013. This experiment was considered as one of the most important discovery in 2013.
2014Nicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France.



Famous Birthdays of May 16:

YearName / Profession / Country
1965Krist Novoselic / Writer / United States of America
1949Churchill Alemao / Politician / India
1898Tamara de Lempicka / Painter / United States of America
1986Megan Fox / Actress / United States of America
1983Daniel Kerr / Footballer / Australia
1981Ricardo Costa / Footballer / Portugal
1955Jack Morris / Baseball Player / United States of America
1914Edward T. Hall / Author / United States of America
1931Vujadin Boškov / Footballer / Serbia
1991Ashley Wagner / Skater / United States of America
1921Harry Carey / Actor / United States of America
1906Arturo Uslar Pietri / Journalist / Venezuela
1948Jesper Christensen / Actor / Denmark
1983Kyle Wellwood / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1957Anthony St John / Business Man / United Kingdom
1985Rodrigo Peters Marques / Footballer / Brazil
1964John Salley / Actor / United States of America
1984Tomáš Fleischmann / Ice Hockey Player / Czech Republic
1987Sonal Chauhan / Actress / India
1910Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov / Painter / Russia
1944Antal Nagy / Footballer / Hungary
1941Denis Hart / Bishop / Australia
1898Desanka Maksimović / Poet / Serbia
1960S. Shanmuganathan / Politician / Sri Lanka
1990Thomas Brodie-Sangster / Actor / United Kingdom
1977Melanie Lynskey / Actress / New Zealand
1960Landon Deireragea / Politician / Nauru
1918Wilf Mannion / Footballer / United Kingdom
1961Kevin McDonald / Actor / Canada
1963David Wilkinson / Academic / United Kingdom

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