- 1930 The first color sound cartoon "Fiddlesticks" by Ub Iwerks (ex Walt Disney studio) is released
A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
On August 16, 1989
Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot during failed coup attempt by General Mohamed Oufkir. Reportedly, King Hassan grabbed the radio and told the rebel pilots "Stop firing! The tyrant is dead!", fooling pilots to break off attack
On August 16, 1972