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Events and People Who Made History on August 16

13th Century

1290 - Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou

15th Century

1465 - Battle at Montlhery

16th Century

1513 - Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian and Henry III beat France
1570 - King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II

17th Century

1625 - Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1691 - Yorktown Virginia founded

18th Century

1717 - Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1743 - Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 - Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 - "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1777 - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 - British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1794 - Hungarian revolutionary Ignac Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1797 - Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth

19th Century

1812 - General Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England
1819 - Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
1829 - Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
1834 - Charles Darwin climbs Mount Campana in Chile
1846 - Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pelissier in Paris
1858 - Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
1861 - President Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
1861 - Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri
1863 - Chickamauga campaign GA
1863 - Emancipation Proclamation signed
1864 - 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault
1864 - Battle of Front Royal Virginia (Guard Hill)
1864 - Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
1870 - Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion
1876 - Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1882 - British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1890 - Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1894 - Indian chiefs from the Sioux and Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity and return to their old Indian faith
1896 - Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1898 - Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster

20th Century

1903 - Tigers play a home game in Toledo, Ohio, Yankees win 12-8
1904 - New York City begins building Grand Central Station
1905 - Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 - 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1907 - Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1914 - German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught
1914 - Zapata and Pancho Villa over run Mexico
1915 - KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0
1918 - U.S. troops overthrows Archangelsk
1920 - Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality
1922 - AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (New York City)
1924 - 38th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)
1924 - Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
1924 - Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
1927 - 1st home run hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago by New York Yankee Babe Ruth
1934 - U.S. explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere
1936 - 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1940 - 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1942 - Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 - 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
1943 - Bulgarian czar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
1944 - 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 - Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
1944 - U.S. 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
1946 - Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem/Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
1947 - Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive home runs
1948 - Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 - Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1950 - West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1953 - KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1953 - Shah of Persia and princess Soraya flee to Baghdad and Rome
1954 - 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
1954 - Sports Illustrated magazine begins publishing
1955 - Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 - Adlai E. Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
1956 - Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959 - U.S.S.R. introduces installment buying
1960 - Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960 - Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
1960 - Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
1961 - 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
1961 - Martin L. King protests for black voting right in Miami
1962 - Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 - Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1964 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
1964 - St. Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
1965 - AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured and leaves
1967 - WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, Georgia begins broadcasting
1969 - Woodstock rock festival begins in New York
1970 - 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
1972 - 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
1972 - Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot at
1972 - Philip Potter appointed Secretary-General of World council of Churches
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 - Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)
1975 - Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
1975 - "Rodgers and Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 108 performances
1976 - 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
1976 - St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
1977 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Yankees blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
1980 - Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
1980 - Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
1980 - Jools Holland quits Squeeze
1981 - Highest score in World Cup soccor match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
1981 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
1983 - Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
1984 - Andrea Doria's safe opened
1984 - L.A. federal jury acquits auto maker John DeLorean on cocaine charges
1984 - Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
1985 - Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
1986 - Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single
1986 - "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
1986 - Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
1987 - Astrological Harmonic Convergence - Dawn of New Age
1987 - New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
1987 - Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
1987 - Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
1988 - Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
1988 - IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
1988 - Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
1988 - Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
1989 - Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
1990 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 - Iraq orders 4,000 Britons and 2,500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
1991 - Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
1991 - President Bush declares recession is near an end
1992 - 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
1992 - 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St. Louis
1992 - Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
1994 - Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
1994 - Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
1997 - For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
1998 - 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee CC, Seattle WA
1998 - Weetabix Women's British Golf Open


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