Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 27 November 2020
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on this day in history.
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 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 On August - 16 battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1518 On this day in history loyset Compère, French composer
1550 On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1570 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on this day in history.
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 On August - 16 the arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse.
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 On this day in history andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 Yorktown Va founded on August - 16.
1705 On August - 16 jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
1743 On August - 16 earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 On this day in history skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 On August - 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1769 On this day in history jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on this day in history.
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 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on August - 16.
1794 On August - 16 hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.
1797 On August - 16 comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on August - 16.