Historical Events In May - 16
Monday, 25 September 2023
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 The Dauphin of France and Marie Antoinette get married on May - 16.
1770 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France on May - 16.
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 On this day in history button Gwinnet, US revolutionary leader, dies from wounds
1782 On this day in history john Sell Cotman, water color artist
1782 Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies on May - 16.
1791 On this day in history near Moodus, Connecticut, the largest historical earthquake in Connecticut occurred
1792 On May - 16 denmark abolishes slave trade
1795 Hedges Treaty Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state on this day in history.
1795 On this day in history hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state
1796 Lombardije Republic forms on this day in history.
1803 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 on this day in history.
1803 Peace of Amiens ends on May - 16.
1804 On May - 16 napoleon declared Emperor of France
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 this day in history.
1806 On May - 16 george C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
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 May - 16.
1816 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1886 on May - 16.
1817 On this day in history mississippi River steamboat service begins
1819 Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898 on May - 16.
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 May - 16.
1822 On this day in history eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
1824 On May - 16 edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1827 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station) on May - 16.
1829 On May - 16 william Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
1830 On May - 16 jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies
1831 David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter) on this day in history.
1832 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods) on May - 16.