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August 16th, 2007 (August 16 2007)DeathMax Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (born in 1924)
August 16th, 2007 (August 16 2007)DeathBahaedin Adab, Iranian MP (born in 1945)
August 16th, 2007 (August 16 2007)DeathThe Missing Link, professional wrestler (born in 1939)
August 16th, 2006 (August 16 2006)DeathAlex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (born in 1944)
August 16th, 2006 (August 16 2006)DeathHerschel Green, American pilot (born in 1920)
August 16th, 2006 (August 16 2006)DeathJon Nodtveidt, Swedish musician (born in 1975)
August 16th, 2006 (August 16 2006)DeathAlfredo Stroessner, President of Paraguay (born in 1912)
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)EventWest Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing the 160 aboard.
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)DeathJoe Ranft, American animator (born in 1960)
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)DeathFrere Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (born in 1915)
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)DeathVassar Clements, American musician (born in 1928)
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)DeathWilliam Corlett, English children s writer(born in 1938)
August 16th, 2005 (August 16 2005)DeathVicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (born in 1943)
August 16th, 2004 (August 16 2004)DeathIvan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (born in 1950)
August 16th, 2004 (August 16 2004)DeathCarl Mydans, American photographer (born in 1907)
August 16th, 2004 (August 16 2004)DeathRobert Quiroga, American boxer (born in 1969)
August 16th, 2003 (August 16 2003)EventU.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.
August 16th, 2003 (August 16 2003)DeathIdi Amin, Ugandan dictator (born in 1928)Idi Amin Quotes
August 16th, 2002 (August 16 2002)DeathJeff Corey, American actor (born in 1914)
August 16th, 2002 (August 16 2002)DeathAbu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (born in 1937)
August 16th, 2002 (August 16 2002)DeathJohn Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (born in 1933)
August 16th, 1999 (August 16 1999)DeathPee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (born in 1914)
August 16th, 1997 (August 16 1997)DeathNusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (born in 1948)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Quotes
August 16th, 1997 (August 16 1997)DeathGerard McLarnon, Irish playwright and actor (born in 1915)
August 16th, 1995 (August 16 1995)DeathJ.P. McCarthy, American radio personality (born in 1933)
August 16th, 1993 (August 16 1993)EventThe Debian distribution was first announced by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University. Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release"
August 16th, 1993 (August 16 1993)DeathStewart Granger, British film actor (born in 1913)
August 16th, 1992 (August 16 1992)EventIn response to an appeal by President Fernando Collor de Mello to wear green and yellow as a way to show support for him, thousands of Brazilians take to the streets dressed in black.
August 16th, 1991 (August 16 1991)BirthEvanna Lynch, Irish actress
August 16th, 1991 (August 16 1991)BirthSarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
August 16th, 1991 (August 16 1991)DeathShamu, One of the famous whales that star at SeaWorld (born in 1975)
August 16th, 1991 (August 16 1991)DeathLuigi Zampa, Italian film director (born in 1905)
August 16th, 1990 (August 16 1990)DeathPat O Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (born in 1925)
August 16th, 1989 (August 16 1989)EventA solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto s stock market.
August 16th, 1989 (August 16 1989)DeathAmanda Blake, American actress (born in 1929)
August 16th, 1988 (August 16 1988)BirthKevin Schmidt, American actor
August 16th, 1988 (August 16 1988)BirthRumer Willis, American actress
August 16th, 1988 (August 16 1988)BirthAmandah Wilkinson, Australian musician
August 16th, 1987 (August 16 1987)EventA McDonnell Douglas MD-82 carrying Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashes on take-off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan (Detroit), killing 155 passengers and crew. The sole survivor is four-year-old Cecelia Cichan.
August 16th, 1987 (August 16 1987)BirthKyal Marsh, Australian actor
August 16th, 1986 (August 16 1986)BirthShawn Pyfrom, American actor
August 16th, 1986 (August 16 1986)DeathJaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (born in 1921)
August 16th, 1985 (August 16 1985)BirthAgnes Bruckner, American actress
August 16th, 1983 (August 16 1983)BirthColin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
August 16th, 1983 (August 16 1983)BirthNikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
August 16th, 1983 (August 16 1983)BirthColt Brennan, University of Hawai i Quarterback
August 16th, 1983 (August 16 1983)DeathEarl Averill, American baseball player (born in 1902)
August 16th, 1982 (August 16 1982)BirthJoleon Lescott, English footballer
August 16th, 1981 (August 16 1981)BirthRoque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
August 16th, 1981 (August 16 1981)BirthTaylor Rain, American pornographic actress
August 16th, 1980 (August 16 1980)BirthVanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
August 16th, 1980 (August 16 1980)BirthRobert Hardy, English bassist (Franz Ferdinand)
August 16th, 1979 (August 16 1979)BirthMonder Rizki, Belgian athlete
August 16th, 1979 (August 16 1979)BirthMichael Stahlman, American rower and coach
August 16th, 1979 (August 16 1979)DeathJohn Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (born in 1895)
August 16th, 1978 (August 16 1978)BirthEddie Gill, American basketball playerEric Gill Quotes
August 16th, 1978 (August 16 1978)BirthFu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
August 16th, 1978 (August 16 1978)DeathAlidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (born in 1888)
August 16th, 1977 (August 16 1977)BirthTamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
August 16th, 1977 (August 16 1977)DeathElvis Presley, American singer and actor (born in 1935)Elvis Presley Quotes
August 16th, 1976 (August 16 1976)BirthJonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
August 16th, 1976 (August 16 1976)BirthDave Ockun, American concert producerDave Ockun Quotes
August 16th, 1975 (August 16 1975)BirthDidier Agathe, French footballer
August 16th, 1975 (August 16 1975)BirthGeorge Stults, American actor
August 16th, 1975 (August 16 1975)DeathVladimir Kuts, Ukrainian-born runner (born in 1927)
August 16th, 1974 (August 16 1974)BirthRoger Cedeno, Venezuelan baseball player
August 16th, 1974 (August 16 1974)BirthShivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer
August 16th, 1974 (August 16 1974)BirthKrisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer
August 16th, 1974 (August 16 1974)BirthIvan Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer
August 16th, 1973 (August 16 1973)BirthDamian Jackson, American baseball player
August 16th, 1973 (August 16 1973)DeathSelman Waksman, Ukrainian-born biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1888)
August 16th, 1972 (August 16 1972)EventThe Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon, in an unsuccessful coup d etat attempt, Hassan II of Morocco s plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.
August 16th, 1972 (August 16 1972)BirthStan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
August 16th, 1972 (August 16 1972)BirthEmily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
August 16th, 1972 (August 16 1972)DeathPierre Brasseur, French actor (born in 1905)
August 16th, 1971 (August 16 1971)BirthRulon Gardner, American Greco-Roman wrestler
August 16th, 1971 (August 16 1971)BirthStefan Klos, German footballer
August 16th, 1971 (August 16 1971)DeathSpyros Skouras, Greek-American movie executive, chairman of the Twentieth Century Fox (born in 1893)
August 16th, 1970 (August 16 1970)BirthBonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
August 16th, 1970 (August 16 1970)BirthFabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (died in 1995)
August 16th, 1970 (August 16 1970)BirthKillah Priest, American rapper
August 16th, 1970 (August 16 1970)BirthManisha Koirala, Indian actress
August 16th, 1970 (August 16 1970)BirthSaif Ali Khan, Indian actor
August 16th, 1968 (August 16 1968)BirthMateja Svet, Slovenian alpine skier
August 16th, 1967 (August 16 1967)BirthUlrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
August 16th, 1967 (August 16 1967)BirthPamela Smart, American convicted murderess
August 16th, 1966 (August 16 1966)EventVietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
August 16th, 1966 (August 16 1966)BirthBarry Lather, American choreographer, musician and actor
August 16th, 1964 (August 16 1964)EventVietnam War: A coup d etat replaces Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
August 16th, 1964 (August 16 1964)BirthJimmy Arias, American tennis player
August 16th, 1962 (August 16 1962)EventPete Best replaced by Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) as drummer for The Beatles.Ringo Starr Quotes
August 16th, 1962 (August 16 1962)BirthSteve Carell, American actor and comedian
August 16th, 1961 (August 16 1961)BirthChristian Okoye, former American football player
August 16th, 1961 (August 16 1961)DeathMaulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Modern Urdu (born in 1870)
August 16th, 1960 (August 16 1960)EventCyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
August 16th, 1960 (August 16 1960)EventJoseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,330 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and fastest speed by a human without an aircraft.
August 16th, 1960 (August 16 1960)BirthTimothy Hutton, American actor
August 16th, 1959 (August 16 1959)BirthLaura Innes, American actress
August 16th, 1959 (August 16 1959)DeathWanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (born in 1879)
August 16th, 1958 (August 16 1958)BirthAngela Bassett, American actress
August 16th, 1958 (August 16 1958)BirthMadonna, American singer and actress
August 16th, 1958 (August 16 1958)BirthJose Luis Clerc, Argentine tennis player
August 16th, 1957 (August 16 1957)BirthTim Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
August 16th, 1957 (August 16 1957)DeathIrving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1881)
August 16th, 1956 (August 16 1956)BirthDaniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
August 16th, 1956 (August 16 1956)DeathBela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (born in 1882)Bela Lugosi Quotes
August 16th, 1954 (August 16 1954)BirthJames Cameron, Canadian film directorJames Cameron Quotes
August 16th, 1953 (August 16 1953)BirthKathie Lee Gifford, American singer and actress
August 16th, 1953 (August 16 1953)BirthJames "J.T." Taylor, American singer (Kool & The Gang)
August 16th, 1952 (August 16 1952)BirthReginald VelJohnson, American actor
August 16th, 1952 (August 16 1952)DeathLydia Field Emmet, American painter (born in 1866)
August 16th, 1951 (August 16 1951)BirthRichard Hunt, American puppeteer (died in 1992)
August 16th, 1951 (August 16 1951)DeathLouis Jouvet, French actor and producer (born in 1887)
August 16th, 1950 (August 16 1950)BirthHasely Crawford, Trinidadian athlete
August 16th, 1950 (August 16 1950)BirthMarshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
August 16th, 1950 (August 16 1950)BirthStockwell Day, Canadian politician
August 16th, 1950 (August 16 1950)BirthJeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
August 16th, 1949 (August 16 1949)BirthScott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
August 16th, 1949 (August 16 1949)DeathMargaret Mitchell, American novelist (born in 1900)
August 16th, 1948 (August 16 1948)BirthMike Jorgensen, American baseball player
August 16th, 1948 (August 16 1948)BirthPierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
August 16th, 1948 (August 16 1948)DeathBabe Ruth, American baseball player (born in 1895)Babe Ruth Quotes
August 16th, 1947 (August 16 1947)BirthCarol Moseley Braun, American politician and lawyerCarol Moseley Braun Quotes
August 16th, 1947 (August 16 1947)BirthKatharine Hamnett, English fashion designer
August 16th, 1947 (August 16 1947)BirthMarc Messier, Canadian actor
August 16th, 1946 (August 16 1946)EventThe Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, is established, and Ichiro Ishikawa is appointed its representative.
August 16th, 1946 (August 16 1946)BirthMassoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
August 16th, 1946 (August 16 1946)BirthLesley Ann Warren, American actress
August 16th, 1946 (August 16 1946)BirthDick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (died in 1996)
August 16th, 1945 (August 16 1945)EventAn assassination attempt was made on Japan s prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
August 16th, 1945 (August 16 1945)EventPuyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.
August 16th, 1945 (August 16 1945)BirthSuzanne Farrell, ballet dancer
August 16th, 1944 (August 16 1944)EventFirst flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
August 16th, 1942 (August 16 1942)EventWorld War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
August 16th, 1942 (August 16 1942)BirthBarbara George, American singer and songwriter (died in 2006)
August 16th, 1941 (August 16 1941)EventHMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
August 16th, 1940 (August 16 1940)EventWorld War II: The Communist Party is banned in German-occupied Norway.
August 16th, 1940 (August 16 1940)BirthBruce Beresford, Australian film director
August 16th, 1939 (August 16 1939)BirthSir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
August 16th, 1938 (August 16 1938)DeathRobert Johnson, American blues singer and guitarist (born in 1911)
August 16th, 1938 (August 16 1938)DeathAndrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and priest (born in 1864)
August 16th, 1937 (August 16 1937)BirthDavid Anderson, Canadian politician
August 16th, 1935 (August 16 1935)BirthAndreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
August 16th, 1935 (August 16 1935)BirthCliff Fletcher, Canadian National Hockey League executive
August 16th, 1934 (August 16 1934)BirthDiana Wynne Jones, British authorDiana Wynne Jones Quotes
August 16th, 1934 (August 16 1934)BirthKetty Lester, American singer
August 16th, 1934 (August 16 1934)BirthPierre Richard, French actor
August 16th, 1933 (August 16 1933)BirthJulie Newmar, American actress
August 16th, 1933 (August 16 1933)BirthStuart Roosa, American astronaut (died in 1994)
August 16th, 1931 (August 16 1931)BirthEydie Gorme, American singer
August 16th, 1930 (August 16 1930)EventThe first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
August 16th, 1930 (August 16 1930)BirthRobert Culp, American actor
August 16th, 1930 (August 16 1930)BirthFrank Gifford, American football player and announcer
August 16th, 1930 (August 16 1930)BirthTony Trabert, American former tennis player
August 16th, 1929 (August 16 1929)BirthBill Evans, American jazz pianist (died in 1980) Evans Quotes
August 16th, 1929 (August 16 1929)BirthHelmut Rahn, German footballer (died in 2003)
August 16th, 1929 (August 16 1929)BirthWyatt Tee Walker, American 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement activist
August 16th, 1929 (August 16 1929)BirthFritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (died in 1997)
August 16th, 1928 (August 16 1928)BirthAnn Blyth, American actress
August 16th, 1925 (August 16 1925)BirthWillie Jones, American baseball player (died in 1983)
August 16th, 1924 (August 16 1924)BirthFess Parker, American actor
August 16th, 1923 (August 16 1923)BirthMillor Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
August 16th, 1922 (August 16 1922)BirthErnie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (died in 2001)
August 16th, 1921 (August 16 1921)DeathKing Peter I of Serbia (born in 1844)
August 16th, 1920 (August 16 1920)EventRay Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit in the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. To date, Chapman is the only player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game.
August 16th, 1920 (August 16 1920)EventThe congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
August 16th, 1920 (August 16 1920)BirthCharles Bukowski, American poet (died in 1994)
August 16th, 1916 (August 16 1916)BirthIggy Katona, American race car driver (died in 2003)
August 16th, 1915 (August 16 1915)EventWorld War I: Should victory be achieved over the Central Powers, the Triple Entente promises the Kingdom of Serbia: the Austro-Hungarian territories of Baranja, Srem, Slavonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina; and the eastern ? of Dalmatia (from the river of Krka to the city of Bar).
August 16th, 1915 (August 16 1915)BirthAl Hibbler, American singer (died in 2001)
August 16th, 1914 (August 16 1914)EventWorld War I: Battle of Cer begins.
August 16th, 1913 (August 16 1913)EventTohoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) admits its first female students.
August 16th, 1913 (August 16 1913)BirthMenachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel laureate (died in 1992)Menachem Begin Quotes
August 16th, 1912 (August 16 1912)BirthTed Drake, English footballer (died in 1995)
August 16th, 1911 (August 16 1911)BirthE. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (died in 1977)
August 16th, 1908 (August 16 1908)BirthWilliam Maxwell, American novelist and editor (died in 2000)
August 16th, 1907 (August 16 1907)DeathJames Hector, Scottish geologist (born in 1834)
August 16th, 1904 (August 16 1904)BirthWendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1971)
August 16th, 1902 (August 16 1902)BirthGeorgette Heyer, English novelist (died in 1974)
August 16th, 1900 (August 16 1900)DeathEca de Queiroz, Portuguese writer (born in 1845)
August 16th, 1899 (August 16 1899)DeathRobert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (born in 1811)
August 16th, 1896 (August 16 1896)EventSkookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.George Mason Quotes
August 16th, 1895 (August 16 1895)BirthAlbert Cohen, Swiss novelist (died in 1981)
August 16th, 1895 (August 16 1895)BirthLiane Haid, Austrian actress (died in 2000)
August 16th, 1894 (August 16 1894)BirthGeorge Meany, American labor union leader (died in 1980)George Ade Quotes
August 16th, 1893 (August 16 1893)DeathJean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (born in 1825)
August 16th, 1892 (August 16 1892)BirthOtto Messmer, American cartoonist (died in 1983)
August 16th, 1888 (August 16 1888)BirthT. E. Lawrence, English writer and soldier (died in 1935)
August 16th, 1888 (August 16 1888)BirthArmand J. Piron, American musician (died in 1943)
August 16th, 1888 (August 16 1888)DeathJohn Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola (born in 1831)
August 16th, 1886 (August 16 1886)DeathSri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda (born in 1836)Swami Vivekananda Quotes
August 16th, 1884 (August 16 1884)BirthHugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (died in 1967)
August 16th, 1884 (August 16 1884)BirthWalther von Reichenau, German field marshal (died in 1942)
August 16th, 1876 (August 16 1876)BirthIvan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (died in 1942)
August 16th, 1870 (August 16 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-La-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
August 16th, 1869 (August 16 1869)EventBattle of Acosta Nu: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
August 16th, 1868 (August 16 1868)EventArica, Peru (now Chile) is devastated by a tsunami which followed a magnitude 8.5 earthquake in the Peru-Chile Trench off the coast. The earthquake and tsunami killed an estimated 25,000 people in Arica and perhaps 70,000 people in all.
August 16th, 1868 (August 16 1868)BirthBernarr McFadden, American publisher (died in 1955)
August 16th, 1865 (August 16 1865)EventRestoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
August 16th, 1862 (August 16 1862)BirthAmos Alonzo Stagg, American coach (died in 1965)
August 16th, 1860 (August 16 1860)BirthJules Laforgue, French poet (died in 1887)
August 16th, 1858 (August 16 1858)EventU.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal will force a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.James Buchanan Quotes
August 16th, 1858 (August 16 1858)BirthArthur Achleitner, German writer (died in 1927)
August 16th, 1855 (August 16 1855)DeathHenry Colburn, British publisher (b. ?)
August 16th, 1845 (August 16 1845)BirthGabriel Lippmann, French physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1921)
August 16th, 1842 (August 16 1842)BirthJakob Rosanes, German mathematician (died in 1922)
August 16th, 1841 (August 16 1841)EventU.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.John Tyler Quotes
August 16th, 1836 (August 16 1836)DeathMarc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (born in 1755)
August 16th, 1832 (August 16 1832)BirthWilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (died in 1920)
August 16th, 1831 (August 16 1831)BirthJohn Jones Ross, Quebec politician (died in 1901)
August 16th, 1820 (August 16 1820)BirthAndrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian politician (died in 1892)
August 16th, 1819 (August 16 1819)EventEleven people die and 400 are injured by cavalry charges at the Peterloo Massacre at a public meeting at St. Peter s Field, Manchester, England.
August 16th, 1815 (August 16 1815)BirthJohn Bosco, Italian priest and educator (died in 1888)
August 16th, 1812 (August 16 1812)EventWar of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
August 16th, 1792 (August 16 1792)EventMaximilien Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.Maximilien Robespierre Quotes
August 16th, 1791 (August 16 1791)DeathCharles-Francois de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (born in 1719)
August 16th, 1780 (August 16 1780)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of CamdenThe British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
August 16th, 1761 (August 16 1761)BirthYevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (died in 1800)
August 16th, 1733 (August 16 1733)DeathMatthew Tindal, English deist (born in 1657)
August 16th, 1705 (August 16 1705)DeathJakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist (born in 1654)
August 16th, 1682 (August 16 1682)BirthLouis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (died in 1712)
August 16th, 1678 (August 16 1678)DeathAndrew Marvell, English poet (born in 1621)Andrew Marvell Quotes
August 16th, 1661 (August 16 1661)DeathThomas Fuller, English churchman and historian (born in 1608)
August 16th, 1650 (August 16 1650)BirthVincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist (died in 1718)
August 16th, 1645 (August 16 1645)BirthJean de La Bruyere, French writer (died in 1696)Jean de La Bruyere Quotes
August 16th, 1637 (August 16 1637)BirthEmilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (died in 1706) Julian Quotes
August 16th, 1596 (August 16 1596)BirthFrederick V, Elector Palatine (died in 1632)
August 16th, 1573 (August 16 1573)BirthAnna of Austria, queen of Poland (died in 1598)
August 16th, 1557 (August 16 1557)BirthAgostino Carracci, Italian artist (died in 1602)
August 16th, 1532 (August 16 1532)DeathJohn, Elector of Saxony (born in 1468)
August 16th, 1518 (August 16 1518)DeathLoyset Compere, French composer
August 16th, 1513 (August 16 1513)EventBattle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs)King Henry VIII of England defeats French Forces who were forced to retreat. Henry VIII of England Quotes
August 16th, 1445 (August 16 1445)DeathMargaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (born in 1424)
August 16th, 1443 (August 16 1443)DeathAshikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (born in 1434)
August 16th, 1419 (August 16 1419)DeathWenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (born in 1361)
August 16th, 1401 (August 16 1401)BirthJacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (died in 1436)
August 16th, 1384 (August 16 1384)EventThe Hongwu Emperor of Ming China hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them-a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rodied in However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money.
August 16th, 1378 (August 16 1378)BirthHongxi Emperor of China (died in 1425)
August 16th, 1358 (August 16 1358)DeathDuke Albert II of Austria (born in 1298)
August 16th, 1355 (August 16 1355)BirthPhilippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
August 16th, 1327 (August 16 1327)DeathRoch, French saint (born in 1295)
August 16th, 1297 (August 16 1297)DeathJohn II of Trebizond (born in 1262)
August 16th, 1027 (August 16 1027)DeathGiorgi I, King of Georgia (born in 998)

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