Historical Events on 16th October

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456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.
1311 - Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
1384 - Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although a woman.
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
1502 - Storm ravages Friese coast
1551 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
1600 - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
1674 - Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
1710 - British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1757 - Austrian troops occupy Berlin
1775 - Portland, Maine burned by British
1780 - Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
1781 - Washington takes Yorktown
1793 - Battle of Wattignies.
1795 - M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
1813 - Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia
1829 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1834 - Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.
1841 - Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered
1843 - Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
1846 - Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether
1847 - Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published
1848 - 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
1849 - Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
1849 - British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
1852 - Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize
1859 - John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va
1861 - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
1863 - Grant is given command of Union forces in West
Abolitionist John BrownAbolitionist John Brown 1867 - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
1869 - Hotel in Boston becomes 1st to have indoor plumbing
1875 - 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
1875 - Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1876 - Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
1882 - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1900 - Queen Wilhelmina leaves duke Heinrich "Henry" von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1900 - Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the 'open door' policy called for by US secretary of State
1901 - Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
1903 - Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young 1904 - Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
1905 - The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
1907 - Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
1907 - David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
1908 - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
1909 - Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
1912 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres
1912 - Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
1913 - Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC
1915 - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
1916 - Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
1916 - Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
1916 - T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein
1921 - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
Soldier and Writer T. E. LawrenceSoldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence 1921 - Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
1923 - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1925 - Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
1925 - Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
1926 - Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
1926 - Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200
1928 - Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
1931 - Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops 1st
1934 - Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
1936 - Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
1939 - Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands
1940 - Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1940 - Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
1940 - Warsaw Ghetto forms
1941 - "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
1941 - Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
1941 - Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
1942 - Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
1942 - Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
1942 - Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
1943 - Anti Jewish riot in Rome
1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
1943 - Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
1943 - US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol
Composer Aaron CoplandComposer Aaron Copland 1944 - Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
1945 - UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
1946 - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
1948 - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
1948 - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
1949 - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
1951 - The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
1953 - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1957 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1957 - USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
1958 - Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
1962 - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1962 - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962 - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
1962 - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
1963 - 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
1963 - NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1964 - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
1964 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
1964 - Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
1965 - "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1966 - Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
1967 - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
1968 - Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
1968 - During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
1968 - Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
1968 - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
1968 - The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland
1969 - 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
1969 - Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau 1970 - Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.
1971 - Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
1972 - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
1972 - 2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone
1972 - A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast
1973 - Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
1973 - Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
1973 - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
1973 - Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
1973 - The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
1974 - As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
1976 - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
1976 - Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
1978 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1978 - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II
1978 - Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
1980 - "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
1980 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1981 - 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
1981 - Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC
1982 - Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
1982 - Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
1983 - 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
Cricketer Kapil DevCricketer Kapil Dev 1983 - Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
1984 - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
1984 - Desmond Tutu, South Afrian Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
1985 - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
1985 - KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
1985 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
1986 - "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
1986 - Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
1986 - US government closes down due to budget problems
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 - 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
1987 - 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
1987 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
1987 - Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
1988 - "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
1988 - Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
1989 - Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
1989 - Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 perfs
1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
1990 - US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
1991 - George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
1991 - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
1991 - Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
1991 - Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 1992 - 1,700th David Letterman Show
1992 - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
1993 - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
1993 - IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
1993 - Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
1994 - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
1995 - Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
1995 - Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
1995 - Million Man March held in Washington DC (over 830,000 African American men attend)
1995 - ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
1996 - Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
1997 - "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
1998 - Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
2001 - The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to makes deliveries to Distrigas' Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11
2002 - Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
2005 - 56th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 21 points
2012 - Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
2013 - 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
2013 - The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
2013 - 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
2013 - 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
2014 - New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

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