Historical Events In August - 16
Saturday, 25 March 2023
1290 On August - 16 charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
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 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.
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 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on August - 16.
1570 On August - 16 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 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 August - 16 thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53
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 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57 on August - 16.
1691 Yorktown Va founded on this day in history.
1705 On this day in history jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
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 On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 On August - 16 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
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 this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác 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 August - 16.