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What Happened on June 6, 1916

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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Famous Deaths

Yuan Shikai

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

1916 Highlights

About June 6, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini