Historical Events In August - 16
Monday, 17 February 2020
1290 On August - 16 charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1355 Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on August - 16.
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 August - 16 albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1508 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.
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 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on August - 16.
1570 On this day in history king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1622 On this day in history tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1625 On this day in history 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 August - 16 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 August - 16 bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678 On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 Yorktown Va founded on this day in history.
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1717 On this day in history prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on this day in history.
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on August - 16.
1745 On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.
1776 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history heinrich August Marschner, composer
1797 On this day in history comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1799 On August - 16 vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61