Historical Events In August - 16
Sunday, 15 December 2019
1290 On this day in history charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on this day in history.
1384 On August - 16 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 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
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 this day in history.
1518 On this day in history loyset CompĂ¨re, French composer
1550 On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 On August - 16 king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 On August - 16 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on this day in history.
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 On August - 16 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 On this day in history yorktown Va founded
1705 On this day in history jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on August - 16.
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 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on this day in history.
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
1777 On August - 16 americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 On this day in history british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1786 On August - 16 henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 Hungarian revolutionary IgnĂˇc Martinovics arrested in Vienna on this day in history.
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
1797 On this day in history comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 On this day in history vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61