Historical Events In August - 16
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on August - 16.
1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on this day 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.
1397 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on August - 16.
1518 On August - 16 loyset Compère, French composer
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on this day in history.
1570 On August - 16 king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
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 this day in history.
1666 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on this day in history.
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 Yorktown Va founded on August - 16.
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
1743 On this day in history earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 On this day in history skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 On August - 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on this day in history.
1777 On this day in history americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 On this day in history british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1786 On this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on this day in history.
1797 On this day in history comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 On August - 16 vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61