Historical Events In August - 16
Sunday, 25 September 2022
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on this day in history.
1355 On August - 16 philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on this day in history.
1518 Loyset Compère, French composer on August - 16.
1550 On August - 16 carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
1603 On August - 16 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 On this day in history tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on August - 16.
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 Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on this day in history.
1675 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on this day in history.
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On August - 16 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 August - 16 joe Miller, English comic, dies
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 this day in history.
1748 On August - 16 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on this day in history.
1776 On August - 16 philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1777 On this day in history americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 On August - 16 british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1786 On this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1794 Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna on August - 16.
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
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