Historical Events In August - 16
Sunday, 28 February 2021
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on this day in history.
1355 On this day in history philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
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.
1397 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany on this day in history.
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.
1513 On August - 16 battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1518 On this day in history loyset Compère, French composer
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 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on August - 16.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on this day in history.
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on August - 16.
1665 On this day in history the arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse.
1666 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on this day in history.
1675 On this day in history bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On August - 16 yorktown Va founded
1705 On August - 16 jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
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 August - 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 On this day in history pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.
1776 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on August - 16.
1780 On August - 16 british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1786 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on August - 16.
1794 On August - 16 hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on this day in history.
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.