Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1768 Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81 on this day in history.
1770 On this day in history marie Antoinette (age 14) marries the future King Louis VI of France (age 15)
1770 On this day in history the Dauphin of France and Marie Antoinette get married
1770 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France on this day in history.
1771 On May - 16 the Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
1777 Button Gwinnet, US revolutionary leader, dies from wounds on May - 16.
1782 On this day in history john Sell Cotman, water color artist
1782 Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies on this day in history.
1791 On May - 16 near Moodus, Connecticut, the largest historical earthquake in Connecticut occurred
1792 Denmark abolishes slave trade on this day in history.
1795 Hedges Treaty Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state on this day in history.
1795 Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state on this day in history.
1796 Lombardije Republic forms on May - 16.
1803 On May - 16 britain and France renew war, the French complete their occupation of Hanover, and they threaten to invade England from Boulogne, where they begin to assemble an invasion fleet
1803 Peace of Amiens ends on this day in history.
1804 Napoleon declared Emperor of France on this day in history.
1804 On May - 16 senate & Tribune declare Napolean leader of France
1804 On May - 16 elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
1805 Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68 on May - 16.
1806 George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879 on May - 16.
1811 On May - 16 peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera
1815 The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains on this day in history.
1816 On May - 16 henry Hopkins Sibley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
1817 Mississippi River steamboat service begins on May - 16.
1819 On May - 16 daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898
1819 Alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1822 Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
1824 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893 on May - 16.
1827 On this day in history petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
1829 On May - 16 william Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
1830 Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies on May - 16.
1831 David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter) on this day in history.
1832 On this day in history philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)