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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

1934  US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on this day in history.  

1934  US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere on August - 16.  

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

1936  On this day in history 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin  

1938  On August - 16 robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27  

1939  On this day in history ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies  

1940  On August - 16 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  On this day in history premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

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

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

1944  2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy on August - 16.  

1944  On this day in history roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28  

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  Great Calcutta blood bath on this day in history.  

1946  Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism) on August - 16.  

1947  Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs on August - 16.  

1948  The Israeli pound becomes legal tender on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem  

1948  Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53 on this day in history.  

1949  Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48 on August - 16.  

1950  West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on this day in history.  

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

1953  On this day in history kTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins  

1954  Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing  

1955  Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor on August - 16.  

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

1956  Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate on this day in history.  

1956  On August - 16 bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73  

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  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on this day in history.  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on August - 16.  

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 August - 16.  

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  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  

1327  On this day in history death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on this day in history.  

1445  On August - 16 death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

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

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