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

Events in History

Events 101 - 157 of 157

  • 1966 "May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution
  • 1967 Philalphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
  • 1968 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
  • 1968 In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat
  • 1969 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
  • 1969 US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
  • 1971 US 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • 1971 Bulgaria adopts its constitution
  • 1972 Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia Vet
  • 1974 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • 1975 Junko Tabei from Japan becomes 1st woman to reach summit of Mt Everest
  • 1977 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC
  • 1980 Former Buggles members Geoff Downes & Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman in Yes
  • 1982 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
  • 1982 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
  • 1983 Lebanese parliament accepts peace accord with Israel
  • 1983 Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
  • 1984 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
  • 1984 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
  • 1986 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
  • 1986 Joaquín Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election
  • 1986 South African President PW Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela
  • 1986 The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 1987 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage sets sail from NYC, beginning an unsuccessful 8 week search for a dumping site
  • 1988 US Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
  • 1988 US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant

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1989 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1990 Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
  • 1991 Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character) (fiction!)

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1991 Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1992 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock
  • 1992 US space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
  • 1993 Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
  • 1993 Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
  • 1993 Suleyman Demirel elected President of Turkey
  • 1994 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Orlando FL on WTKS 104.1 FM
  • 1994 Jacqueline Onassis admitted to hospital for cancer treatment
  • 1994 Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic
  • 1995 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • 1997 St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
  • 1997 A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • 2003 In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
  • 2004 The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.
  • 2005 Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
  • 2006 A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.
  • 2007 Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.

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2007 Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 2011 Space shuttle Endeavour launches on its final commission in space

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2013 Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

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2013 Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2013 Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • 2017 10-year-old girl granted special 20 week abortion request in Rohtak, India in land-mark case

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