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

Events in History

Events 101 - 152 of 152

  • 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
  • 1978 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1978 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

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264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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 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
  • 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 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
  • 1986 Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1989 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
  • 1989 Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
  • 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 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • 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
  • 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, D.C. (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.
  • 1998 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant 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.
  • 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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