On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The death of Yuan Shikai, ruler of much of China since 1912, causes the central government to virtually collapse in the face of warlords, including Sun Yat-sen

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
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Famous Deaths

  • Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and President of the Republic of China (1916), dies at 56