Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 17 October 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 themâ€”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 August - 16.
1508 On this day in history 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 Loyset CompĂ¨re, French composer on this day in history.
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on this day in history.
1570 On this day in history king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 On August - 16 tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1625 On August - 16 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 this day in history.
1666 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.
1675 On this day in history 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 On this day in history yorktown Va founded
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
1743 On this day in history earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies on August - 16.
1748 On August - 16 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 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on this day in history.
1780 On this day in history british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1786 On this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 Hungarian revolutionary IgnĂˇc Martinovics arrested in Vienna on this day in history.
1795 On August - 16 heinrich August Marschner, composer
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