Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 10 July 2020
1290 On this day in history charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 On this day in history 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 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.
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 this day in history loyset CompĂ¨re, French composer
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on this day in history.
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 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 August - 16.
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on August - 16.
1665 On August - 16 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 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57 on this day in history.
1691 On this day in history yorktown Va founded
1705 On this day in history jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 On this day in history 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 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies on August - 16.
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 On this day in history jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on this day in history.
1777 On August - 16 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 this day in history hungarian revolutionary IgnĂˇc Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.