Historical Events In August - 16
Monday, 19 August 2019
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 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 On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on this day in history.
1518 Loyset Compère, French composer on August - 16.
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar on this day in history.
1570 On this day in history king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1603 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on this day in history.
1661 Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on August - 16.
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 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 Yorktown Va founded on August - 16.
1705 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.
1738 On August - 16 joe Miller, English comic, dies
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on this day in history.
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies on August - 16.
1748 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.
1769 On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 On August - 16 philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
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 August - 16.
1794 On this day in history 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 On August - 16 vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61