Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1987 156 die as Northwest Flight 255 crashes at take off in Detroit on this day in history.
1988 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence on this day in history.
1988 Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis on August - 16.
1988 On August - 16 milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
1989 On August - 16 amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58
1990 Iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq on this day in history.
1991 Pres Bush declares the recession is near an end on August - 16.
1991 On August - 16 robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
1992 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack on this day in history.
1993 Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83 on August - 16.
1994 On this day in history earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
1995 John Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
2000 On this day in history heather breaks up with Wayne for good after 5 years and she says, " I'M FINALLY FREE!! "
2005 The XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany on this day in history.
2005 On August - 16 west Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers.
2007 On August - 16 the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, collapses a second time, killing three rescue workers and injuring six more.
2011 Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid on this day in history.
2012 Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador on this day in history.
2013 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines on August - 16.
2017 On this day in history over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park
2017 On this day in history lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim
2017 Baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence on this day in history.
2017 Philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs on August - 16.
2017 Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected on this day in history.
2017 Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia on August - 16.
2017 On this day in history emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes
2018 On this day in history brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina
2018 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history world's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots
2018 Pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes
2018 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people on this day in history.
2018 International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019 on this day in history.