Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 16 August 2018
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou today in history.
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.
1513 Today in history battle at Eguinegatt/ uinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
1625 Today in history earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1665 The arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse today in history.
1691 Today in history yorktown Va founded
1717 Today in history prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on August - 16.
1745 On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 Today in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies