Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 18 June 2021
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on this day in history.
1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on this day in history.
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 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
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 Loyset Compère, French composer on August - 16.
1550 On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
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 On this day in history earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1661 On this day in history thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53
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 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.
1675 On August - 16 bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 Yorktown Va founded on this day in history.
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 On August - 16 earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
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 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
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 August - 16 henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 On August - 16 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 On this day in history vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61