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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

1934  On August - 16 uS ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)  

1934  US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere on this day in history.  

1936  On August - 16 11th Olympic games close in Berlin  

1936  11th Olympic games closes in Berlin on this day in history.  

1938  Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27 on this day in history.  

1939  Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history 45 German aircrafts shot down over England  

1940  On this day in history billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries  

1941  On August - 16 hMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.  

1942  Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on August - 16.  

1943  On this day in history 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)  

1944  U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on August - 16.  

1944  On August - 16 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy  

1944  Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28 on August - 16.  

1945  Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history nico Richter, composer, dies at 29  

1946  On this day in history great Calcutta blood bath  

1946  On August - 16 herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)  

1947  On this day in history ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs  

1948  On August - 16 the Israeli pound becomes legal tender  

1948  Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem on this day in history.  

1948  Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53 on August - 16.  

1949  Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1950  West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on August - 16.  

1951  On August - 16 louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63  

1953  KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins on August - 16.  

1954  On this day in history sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue  

1954  On August - 16 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing  

1955  On August - 16 fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor  

1955  On August - 16 fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor  

1956  On this day in history adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate  

1956  Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85  

1959  USSR introduces installment buying on August - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on August - 16.  

1397  On August - 16 birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

1401  On August - 16 birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on this day in history.  

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On this day in history death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on August - 16.  

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  

1443  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on this day in history.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

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