Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1290 On August - 16 charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on this day in history.
1384 On this day in history 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.
1397 On August - 16 albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on August - 16.
1518 Loyset Compère, French composer on August - 16.
1550 On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
1603 On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.
1625 On August - 16 earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1661 On this day in history thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53
1665 The arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse on August - 16.
1666 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on August - 16.
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On August - 16 yorktown Va founded
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 On this day in history joe Miller, English comic, dies
1743 On August - 16 earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.
1748 On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 On this day in history jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
1777 On August - 16 americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on this day in history.
1786 On August - 16 henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 On August - 16 heinrich August Marschner, composer
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on August - 16.
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on August - 16.