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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1934  US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on August - 16.  

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

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

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

1938  Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27 on August - 16.  

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 August - 16 billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries  

1941  HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 16 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

1943  1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily) on August - 16.  

1944  U.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere." on this day in history.  

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 August - 16.  

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

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 August - 16.  

1948  On this day in history babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53  

1949  On August - 16 margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48  

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

1951  Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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  "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing on August - 16.  

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

1955  On this day in history fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor  

1956  On August - 16 adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate  

1956  On this day in history 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  On August - 16 birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  On this day in history birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  

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

1401  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on August - 16.  

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

1573  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1358  On August - 16 death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  On August - 16 death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

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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