Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1987 156 die as Northwest Flight 255 crashes at take off in Detroit on August - 16.
1988 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence on August - 16.
1988 On this day in history jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
1988 On August - 16 milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
1989 Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1990 On August - 16 iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
1991 Pres Bush declares the recession is near an end on this day in history.
1991 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43 on August - 16.
1992 On August - 16 mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
1993 Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83 on August - 16.
1994 Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 16 john Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89
1996 On August - 16 eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
2000 On this day in history heather breaks up with Wayne for good after 5 years and she says, " I'M FINALLY FREE!! "
2005 On August - 16 the XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany.
2005 West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers on August - 16.
2007 On August - 16 the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, collapses a second time, killing three rescue workers and injuring six more.
2011 Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid on August - 16.
2012 On August - 16 julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador
2013 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines on this day in history.
2017 Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park on this day in history.
2017 Lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence
2017 On this day in history philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s war on drugs
2017 Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected on August - 16.
2017 On August - 16 last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia
2017 Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina
2018 On this day in history unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless
2018 World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots on August - 16.
2018 On August - 16 pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania
2018 Scarlett Johansson is the world's best-paid actress of the year earning $40.5 million according to Forbes on this day in history.
2018 British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people on August - 16.
2018 International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019 on August - 16.