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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 16 August 2018

1290  Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou today in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1384  The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, 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 rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1513  Today in history battle at Eguinegatt/ uinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1570  King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  Today in history earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  The arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse today in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1691  Today in history yorktown Va founded  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1717  Today in history prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1743  Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1745  On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1748  Today in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

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1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born today in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1401  Today in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1550  Today in history birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born today in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  Today in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

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1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) today in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  Today in history death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1327  On August - 16 death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  Today in history death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1445  Today in history death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1508  Today in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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