According to Gregory calendar, on May 16, the day number in a year is 137 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 138. 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.

Important Historical Events of 16 May in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
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).
1771Battle of Almons of War- The final battle of war of war, colonial and local control issues were a rebellion in the colonial northern Carolina.
1771A rebellion was fought at the colonial northern Carolina on issues of regulation of the Battle of Almons, the final battle, taxation and local control issues.
1795Hedges Treaty: The Republic of Batafs became a French state.
1811Peninsular war-british, spanish, and a associated force of popular military troops, collided with the French in the Battle of Albura Southof Baidzoz, Spain.
1811A affiliated army of peninsular war-british, Spanish and Portuguese soldiers, Albura Southoff clashed with the French in the Battle of Southof Baidzoz.
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.
1843Elm Grove, the first major Wagon Train Heading for Pacific NorthwestSet on the Oregon trail (according to Figure) with a thousands of 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.
187516,000 people died in Venezuela and Colombia by earthquakes.
18771877 Political crisis began in France.
1916The United Kingdom and France signed the Cyx-Picot Agreement, considering a secret agreement that shapes the Middle East, defines the borders of Iraq and Syria.
1918The sedation act was passed in the United States, using the United States, flag, or armed force to use the United States, flag, or armed force to use 'disorganized, unholy, insulting or derogatory' Refused
1919The US Navy aircraft became the first aircraft to complete the Transallantic flight campaign on Currtis NC-4, 16 May 1919.
1920A referendum joined the League of Nations of Switzerland.
1929The prestigious Academy Awards, known as the Oscar Awards worldwide, began in the presence of just 270 people at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
1929The first Academy Award was honored on May 16, 1929 by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences, the best film of 1927 and 1928. The ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California and was not even broadcast on radio or television.
1929The first Academy Award (Statue painted) ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
1943Royal Air Force Dampers raided the German dams at Operation Chaseis during the Second Freaal 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 marser.
1960American physicist Theodore Maiman conducted the first workshop at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1961The Military Revolution Committee led by Park Chung-Hi launched a bloodless coup against the government of Bo-Sion to end the second Republic of South Korea.
1966On May 16, 1966, the cultural revolution was started by Maotse Tung, President of the Communist Party of China. The revolution severely affected the country economically, socially and politically.
1966Chinese leader Maotse Tung officially launched the cultural revolution as a campaign to relieve China from its generous bourgeois elements and to continue revolutionary class struggle.
1969Venera 5, an investigation at the Soviet Space Program Venera, landed on Venus on 16 May 1969 to accumulate atmospheric data on Venus.
1974Josip Brose Tito was re -elected on 16 May 1974 as the President's 'life' of Yugoslavia. Gaingreen died on 4 May 1980 at the age of 87.
1975Sikkim became the 22nd state of the country.
1975Junco Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer, became the first woman to climb the top of Mount Everest on 16 May 1975.
1991Queen Elizabeth became the first British empress to address the Second US Congress.
1991Elizabeth of the United Kingdom became the first monarchy to address the joint session of the US Congress on 17 May 1991.
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 the franchise of women with 35-23 National Assembly votes on 16 May 2005, which means that women of Kuwait had the right to vote, but the right was removed in later years. In 2005, he was again given the right to vote by the Kuwait Parliament.
200647-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.
2007Nicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France.
2011The Space Shuttle Endeavor launched a final commission ICT from space.
2013Shauhrat Mitalipov and his team published a study on 16 May 2013 on the human stem cell clone created by a new process somatic cell nuclear transfer method. This experiment was considered one of the most important discovery in 2013.
2014The Bharatiya Janata Party got an absolute majority in the 16th Lok Sabha election. The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party with 282 seats in the 16th Lok Sabha election.

Important Historical Events of 16 May in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1960Telex service was introduced between India and England.
1975Based on the results of the referendum, about a month ago, Sikkim abolished his monarchy and became its 22nd state by India.
1996Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the tenth Prime Minister of India.

Important Days of 16 May National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Sikkim Foundation DayNational Day
International Day of LightInternational Day
International Day of Living Together in PeaceInternational Day
National Dengue DayNational Day
International Light DayInternational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 16 May 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1857Rao Bahadur Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar / Politician / India
1905Premlata Agrawal / Mountaineer / India
1931K. Natwar Singh / Politician / India
1949Churchill Alemao / Politician / India
1963Chitra Ramakrishna / Business Woman / India
1987Sonal Chauhan / Actress / India

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