On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 2017

Historical Events

  • Baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence

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Emma Stone is the year's highest-paid actress with $26 million, according to Forbes

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone
  • Last batch of Farc rebel weapons removed by the UN in Colombia
  • Lebanon parliament abolishes article 522, which exempted rapists from prosecution if they married their victim
  • Over 100 Maasai houses destroyed in Tanzania by game park authorities as part of a border dispute near Serengeti National Park

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Philippine police kill 32 in raids near Manilia, most deadly night in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte
  • Three suicide bombers kill 27 people outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state, Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected
2017 Highlights

About August 16, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo