On This Day

Historical Events on August 16 (Part 2)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2020 Largest-ever demonstration in Belarus as 100,000 people gather in Minsk to protest against controversial election results and regime of Alexander Lukashenko

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
  • 2020 At least 17 people killed in attack on beach resort in Mogadishu, Somalia, by al-Shabab group

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his 6th world title with an 18-8 win over countryman Kyren Wilson

Snooker Player Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker Player
Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • 2020 Japan's economy, the world's third largest, posts its worst-ever decline, falling 7.8% (April-June quarter)
  • 2020 Biggest protests in Thailand in six years as 10,000 people demonstrate in Bangkok for reforms of the government and the monarchy