Historical Events In August - 16
Monday, 24 June 2019
1290 On August - 16 charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 On August - 16 philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
1384 On this day in history 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 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany on August - 16.
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on this day in history.
1518 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on August - 16.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.
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 On this day in history the arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse.
1666 On this day in history henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on this day in history.
1678 On this day in history andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On August - 16 yorktown Va founded
1705 On August - 16 jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 On this day in history prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on this day in history.
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 On August - 16 "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 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on this day in history.
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on this day in history.
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 On August - 16 heinrich August Marschner, composer
1797 On August - 16 comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 On this day in history vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61