Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on August - 16.
1355 On August - 16 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 August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 On August - 16 battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1518 On August - 16 loyset Compère, French composer
1550 On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 On this day in history king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 On August - 16 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 On this day in history tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on August - 16.
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 On this day in history henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
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 August - 16.
1691 On August - 16 yorktown Va founded
1705 On this day in history jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
1738 On this day in history joe Miller, English comic, dies
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on August - 16.
1745 On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on this day in history.
1776 On August - 16 philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
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 August - 16.
1794 Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna on August - 16.
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
1797 On August - 16 comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on August - 16.