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Historical Events In August - 16

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1987  156 die as Northwest Flight 255 crashes at take off in Detroit on August - 16.  

1988  On August - 16 iBM introduces software for artificial intelligence  

1988  On August - 16 jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis  

1988  Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1989  Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58 on August - 16.  

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  Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack  

1993  Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1994  Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74 on August - 16.  

1995  John Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1996  Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31 on August - 16.  

2000  Heather breaks up with Wayne for good after 5 years and she says, " I'M FINALLY FREE!! " on this day in history.  

2005  The XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany on August - 16.  

2005  West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers on this day in history.  

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  On August - 16 julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador  

2013  On this day in history 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines  

2017  Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim  

2017  On August - 16 baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence  

2017  On this day in history philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte‚Äôs war on drugs  

2017  Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected on August - 16.  

2017  Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia on August - 16.  

2017  Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes on this day in history.  

2018  On August - 16 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  World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots on this day in history.  

2018  On this day in history pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania  

2018  On August - 16 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 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  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on August - 16.  

1550  On this day in history birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  On this day in history birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  On August - 16 birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

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 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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