Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 02 April 2020
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 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 on this day in history.
1397 On this day in history albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on August - 16.
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 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 On August - 16 earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1665 On this day in history 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 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 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
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 On this day in history skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies on August - 16.
1748 On August - 16 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1769 On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
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 On August - 16 heinrich August Marschner, composer
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on August - 16.
1799 On this day in history vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61