Historical Events In May - 16
Monday, 25 September 2023
1908 Hilary Preston, editor on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history in North Dakota a 5.5 quake occurred, the largest historical earthquake in the state
1909 On May - 16 charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
1910 On May - 16 uS Bureau of Mines forms
1910 On May - 16 henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
1911 Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf on this day in history.
1911 Remains of a neanderthal man found in Jersey UK on this day in history.
1911 On May - 16 margaret Sullavan, Norfolk Va, actress (Back Street)
1912 Studs Terkel, NYC, author/host (Stud's Place, Working) on May - 16.
1913 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds) on May - 16.
1914 On this day in history american Horseshoe Pitchers Assn organizes in Kansas City
1914 Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author on May - 16.
1916 On this day in history 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8
1916 Adriana Caselotti, cartoon voice on this day in history.
1917 George Gaynes, Helsinki Finland, actor (Henry-Punky Brewster) on May - 16.
1918 The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
1918 Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64 on May - 16.
1919 On May - 16 liberace, West Allis WI, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)
1920 Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) canonized a saint in Rome on this day in history.
1920 On May - 16 spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull
1920 On this day in history switzerland joins the League of Nations
1920 Joan of Arc (Jean D'arc) canonized a saint on this day in history.
1920 On May - 16 martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
1921 On May - 16 47th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2
1921 On May - 16 harry Carey Jr, Saugus Calif, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
1922 On this day in history white Star Line Majestic completes 5½ day maiden voyage
1922 White Star Line Majestic completes 5Â½ day maiden voyage on this day in history.
1922 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms on May - 16.
1924 On May - 16 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
1924 On May - 16 dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
1925 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6 on May - 16.
1925 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer on May - 16.
1926 Jan Zimmer, composer on this day in history.