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

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

According to Gregory calendar, on October 16, the day number in a year is 289 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 290. October 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.

October 16 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
456Magister militum Ricimer defeated Emperor Avitus at Piacenza andbecame master of the Western Roman Empire.
1590Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo caught his wife having anextramarital affair with Duke Fabrizio Carafa of Andria and killed themboth on the spot.
1710British troops captured Port Royal.
1757The Austrian army captured Berlin, the capital of Germany.
1757Austrian troops occupied Berlin.
1793Marie Antoinette, queen consort of Louis XVI, wasguillotined at the Place de la Révolution in Paris at the height of theFrench Revolution.
1793War of the First Coalition-Despite leading French forces to victory in the Battle of Wattignies, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan was later forcibly discharged from the army due to interference from Lazare Carnot.
1793After the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoniette was sentenced to death after a speedy trial.
1834Most of the Palace of Westminster in London was destroyed in afire.
1834The Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire.
1841The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
18481 American Homoeopathic Medical College opened in Pennsylvania.
1849Avery College was founded in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
1859Hoping to start an armed slave revolt, American abolitionistJohn Brown led a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, WestVirginia.
1861The sale of federal postage stamps began.
1869Girton College, one of the 31 constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge and England's first residential college forwomen, was founded.
1872University College Wales (later to become the University of Aberystwyth) began its first academic session.
1905Bengal was first partitioned by Lord Curzon.
1917The poet Lucknowi was born. His full name was Muhammad Hasan Pasha.
1923Roy and Walt Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studioin Hollywood that eventually grew to become one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world.
1923Disney Brothers established Cartoon Studios.
1934Surrounded by Kuomintang troops, Zhou Enlai, Bo Gu, and OttoBraun led 130,000 Red Army soldiers and civilians on a 'Long March' from Jiangxi.
1935Massachusetts disability horse racing was inaugurated.
1939Germany launched the first attack on British territory during World War II.
1940World War II-Nazi Governor-General Hans Frank established the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland.
1945The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in Quebec City, Canada, to lead international efforts to defeat hunger.
1948India's famous actress and Bharatanatyam dancer Hema Malini was born.
1951The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1951Pakistan's first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was shot dead in Rawalpidi.
1951The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liqayat Ali Khan, was assassinated.
1959The Boston Patriots AFL American Football Club was established.
1964China explodes its first nuclear explosion.
1968To protest racism in the United States, African Americanathletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the Black Power saluteduring a medal ceremony at the Mexico City Summer Olympics.
1968Bharatvanshi Hargovind Khurana was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for medicine and physiology.
1975Five journalists for Australian television networks based inthe town of Balibo were killed by Indonesian special force soldiersprior to their invasion of East Timor.
1978Karol Józef Wojtyla, a cardinal from Kraków, Poland, became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since the 16th centuryand the first ever from a Slavic country.
1982The Soviet Union conducted underground nuclear tests.
1984The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
1995Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam convened the Million ManMarch in Washington, D.C., in an effort to unite in self-help and self-defense against economic and social ills plaguing the African Americancommunity.
1996At least 83 people were killed and more than 140 injured whenan excessive number of fans attempted to squeeze into Guatemala City'sEstadio Mateo Flores to see the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification matchbetween Guatemala and Costa Rica.
1996The stampede caused 84 people to die and more than 180 injured as more people reached the stadium during a football match in Guatemala's capital, Guatemala City.
2005In the South Thailand rebellion a Buddhist temple is set on fire leading to the death of a Buddhist monk and five other people.
2006Russian and American scientists reveal the discovery of a new chemical element with the atomic number 118, temporarily referred to as Ununoctium.
2007The Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh informs the President of the United States George W. Bush that India is doubtful about signing a pact with the United States regarding civil nuclear cooperation.
2008The United States consumer price index remains the same during September as falling costs for gasoline, and new cars helped to balance increasing food and medical expenses.
2009The Neues Museum in Berlin has officially reopened after a good 70 years after it was reconstructed and rebuilt.
2010On World Food Day, United Nations calls for united front against food shortages, because one billion people are still hungry.
2011British Indian Fauja Singh is certified by Guinness World Records as being the oldest person ever to finish a complete marathon at the age of 100 years.
2012The CEO of Citigroup, Vikram Pandit, resigns from his post, and is instantly superseded by Michael Corbat.
2012A new planet 'Alpha Century Bibi' was detected outside the solar system.
2013A portion of the Chelyabinsk meteor has been recovered by divers in Russia weighing around 1,255lb, which is one of the hugest meteorite fragments found to date.
2013The crash of a Lao Airlines plane killed 49 people shortly before landing at Pakse International Airport in the South East Asian country of Laos.
2014U.S. President Barack Obama provides sanction for military reserves to be sent to West Africa if needed, in order to help with the Ebola epidemic.



Famous Birthdays of October 16:

YearName / Profession / Country
1931Rosa Rosal / Actress / Philippines
1968Francesco Libetta / Pianist / Italy
1972Adrianne Frost / Actress / United States of America
1969Takao Omori / Wrestler / Japan
1938Nico / Singer / Germany
1945Paul Monette / Poet / United States of America
1952Cordell Mosson / Bass Player / United States of America
1959Kevin Brennan / Politician / United Kingdom
1890Maria Goretti / Saint / Italy
1962Flea / Writer / United States of America
1802Isaac Murphy / Politician / United States of America
1966Mary Elizabeth McGlynn / Actress / United States of America
1930Carmen Sevilla / Actress / Spain
1932Henry Lewis / Conductor / United States of America
1968Elsa Zylberstein / Actress / France
1953Tony Carey / Writer / United States of America
1982Prithviraj Sukumaran / Actor / India
1918Louis Althusser / Philosopher / France
1941Emma Nicholson / Politician / United Kingdom
1966Olof Lundh / Journalist / Sweden
1752Johann Gottfried Eichhorn / Academic / Germany
1911Otto von Bülow / Army Officer / Germany
1904Björn Berglund / Actor / Sweden
1890Michael Collins / Politician / Ireland
1931Valery Klimov / Educator / Russia
1863Austen Chamberlain / Politician / United Kingdom
1888Eugene O'Neill / Playwright / United States of America
1973David Unsworth / Footballer / United Kingdom
1884Rembrandt Bugatti / Sculptor / Italy
1941Tim McCarver / Baseball Player / United States of America

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