Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) on August - 16.
1934 On this day in history uS explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (1922 m) in Bathysphere
1936 On August - 16 11th Olympic games close in Berlin
1936 On August - 16 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1938 On this day in history robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27
1939 On August - 16 ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
1940 On August - 16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 On August - 16 billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1941 On August - 16 hMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
1942 On this day in history premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily) on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history u.S. War Department issues a statement that bombing Auschwitz would divert air power from "decisive operations elsewhere."
1944 On this day in history 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 On August - 16 roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945 Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops on August - 16.
1945 On this day in history nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
1946 Great Calcutta blood bath on August - 16.
1946 On this day in history herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
1947 On August - 16 ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 The Israeli pound becomes legal tender on this day in history.
1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem on August - 16.
1948 On August - 16 babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 On August - 16 margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England on this day in history.
1951 Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63 on August - 16.
1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins on August - 16.
1954 Sports Illustrated publishes it's first issue on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1955 Fiat Motors orders first private atomic reactor on this day in history.
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor on August - 16.
1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate on August - 16.
1956 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73 on August - 16.
1958 Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1959 USSR introduces installment buying on August - 16.