Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1290 On this day in history charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 On August - 16 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 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.
1397 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1570 On August - 16 king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on August - 16.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on this day in history.
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 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 On August - 16 henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
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 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on August - 16.
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on August - 16.
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 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.
1776 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1777 On August - 16 americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on August - 16.
1786 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on August - 16.
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
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 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.