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

Events in History

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • 1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • 1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • 1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • 1976 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools.
  • 1977 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1977 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
  • 1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
  • 1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • 1979 Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • 1980 US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
  • 1982 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

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1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
  • 1983 USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
  • 1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • 1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • 1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • 1987 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
  • 1989 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • 1990 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • 1990 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • 1991 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1991 Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • 1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • 1992 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • 1992 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • 1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • 1992 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • 1993 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • 1996 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • 1997 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
  • 1999 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa
  • 2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
  • 2012 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • 2012 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • 2012 A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person
  • 2012 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • 2013 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq
  • 2013 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrel and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival
  • 2016 British MP (L) Jo Cox is shot and killed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire
  • 2016 Philadelphia is the first US state to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

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