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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On this day in history jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On August - 16 milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On August - 16 iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Pres Bush declares the recession is near an end on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  On August - 16 mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83 on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1994  Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  On August - 16 john Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  On August - 16 eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2000  On this day in history heather breaks up with Wayne for good after 5 years and she says, " I'M FINALLY FREE!! "  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2005  On August - 16 the XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2005  West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  On August - 16 the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, collapses a second time, killing three rescue workers and injuring six more.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2011  Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2012  On August - 16 julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2013  61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  Lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On this day in history baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On this day in history philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On August - 16 last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On this day in history unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  World's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On August - 16 pope Francis and the Vatican issues statement in support of the 300 victims of "predator priests" in Pennsylvania  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  British Columbia, Canada, declares State of Emergency with 566 wildfires burning, prompting evacuation of 3,000 people on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  On this day in history birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1401  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  On this day in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

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1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  On August - 16 death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1327  On this day in history death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on August - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1445  On this day in history death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1508  On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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