Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1290 On this day in history 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 On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 On August - 16 battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1518 On August - 16 loyset CompÃ¨re, French composer
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 this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1691 On this day in history yorktown Va founded
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 On this day in history prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1738 Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on this day in history.
1745 On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies on this day in history.
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on August - 16.
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on August - 16.
1786 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1794 On this day in history hungarian revolutionary IgnÃ¡c 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