Historical Events In August - 16
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on August - 16.
1355 On August - 16 philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
1384 On August - 16 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.
1397 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.
1513 On this day in history battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1518 Loyset Compère, French composer on this day in history.
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on August - 16.
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on this day in history.
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1622 On August - 16 tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1625 On this day in history earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on August - 16.
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 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.
1675 On August - 16 bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57 on this day in history.
1691 Yorktown Va founded on this day in history.
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on August - 16.
1738 On this day in history joe Miller, English comic, dies
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on this day in history.
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on August - 16.
1748 On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 On August - 16 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
1777 On this day in history americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on this day in history.
1786 On this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on this day in history.
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.