Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 14 December 2018
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 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 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on August - 16.
1518 On this day in history loyset Compère, French composer
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 August - 16.
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on this day in history.
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on this day in history.
1661 On August - 16 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 On this day in history henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on August - 16.
1678 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57 on August - 16.
1691 Yorktown Va founded on August - 16.
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
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 On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
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 this day in history.
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on August - 16.
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 Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna on August - 16.
1795 On this day in history heinrich August Marschner, composer
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on August - 16.
1799 On August - 16 vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61