Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on August - 16.
1355 On this day in history philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
1384 The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money on August - 16.
1397 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany on this day in history.
1508 On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on this day in history.
1518 On August - 16 loyset Compère, French composer
1550 On August - 16 carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on August - 16.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on this day in history.
1625 On August - 16 earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1665 The arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse on August - 16.
1666 On this day in history henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on August - 16.
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On this day in history yorktown Va founded
1705 On August - 16 jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
1738 On August - 16 joe Miller, English comic, dies
1743 On August - 16 earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.
1748 On August - 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 On this day in history pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on this day in history.
1777 On August - 16 americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on August - 16.
1786 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
1797 On this day in history comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 On this day in history vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61