On This Day in History for December 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN
  • 1976 Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins
  • 1976 Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis
  • 1976 Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
  • 1978 Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1979 4 British Army soldiers are killed by a PIRA landmine near Dungannon, County Tyrone. Another British Army soldier was killed by a PIRA landmine near Forkill, County Armagh
  • 1979 Libya raises crude oil prices, joining four other OPEC nations, which has a dramatic effect on the United States
  • 1981 Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls
  • 1982 Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets
  • 1982 The Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.
  • 1983 Riverside, California; judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission

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1985 John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering the executions of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1986 Revolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev's tenure
  • 1987 Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea
  • 1988 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
  • 1989 Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
  • 1989 Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.
  • 1990 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti
  • 1990 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • 1990 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti
  • 1991 UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
  • 1991 Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • 1995 The official adoption of the name "Euro"

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1997 President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq
  • 2012 4 people are killed after Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji
  • 2012 A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
  • 2013 21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines
  • 2014 An Army Public School in Pakistan is attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants who kill 145 people
  • 2015 US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2006

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