Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1768 On May - 16 cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81
1770 Marie Antoinette (age 14) marries the future King Louis VI of France (age 15) on this day in history.
1770 On May - 16 the Dauphin of France and Marie Antoinette get married
1770 On this day in history marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
1771 On this day in history 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 On this day in history daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies
1791 Near Moodus, Connecticut, the largest historical earthquake in Connecticut occurred on May - 16.
1792 On this day in history denmark abolishes slave trade
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 On this day in history lombardije Republic forms
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 May - 16.
1803 On this day in history peace of Amiens ends
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 On this day in history george C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1811 On May - 16 peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera
1815 On May - 16 the Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
1816 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1886 on May - 16.
1817 On May - 16 mississippi River steamboat service begins
1819 Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898 on this day in history.
1819 On this day in history alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75
1822 Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli on this day in history.
1822 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor on May - 16.
1824 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893 on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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.