Historical Events on June 16

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  • 632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era
  • 1487 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison, Scotland
  • 1624 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

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1673 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1745 British fleet occupies Cape Breton on St Lawrence River
  • 1746 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish and French army
  • 1755 British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
  • 1774 Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • 1779 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins
  • 1784 Holland forbids the wearing of orange clothes
  • 1794 1st stone laid at biggest Dutch grain windmill De Walvisch in Schiedam

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1815 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1815 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
  • 1822 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • 1823 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp

  • 1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
  • 1836 London Working Men's Association forms

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1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina (James Island)
  • 1864 Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1864 Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia
  • 1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
  • 1871 The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology
  • 1873 US President Ullyses Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians
  • 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC
  • 1880 Salvation Army forms in London
  • 1881 Austria-Hungary and Serbia sign military treaty
  • 1882 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
  • 1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
  • 1883 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
  • 1884 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)

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1891 John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • 1893 RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
  • 1894 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats Aline Terry (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3)
  • 1896 Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, California
  • 1897 A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later
  • 1898 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • 1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1900 In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
  • 1902 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

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1903 Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1903 Pepsi Cola company forms

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1903 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1903 Reichstag elections with gains for the Social Democratic Party of Germany

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1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1904 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland

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1907 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

<b>Republican</b> PartyRepublican Party

1908 The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Theodore Roosevelt picks William Howard Taft as his successor

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1909 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

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1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1911 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
  • 1913 South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
  • 1915 The foundation of the British Women's Institute
  • 1916 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • 1916 Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand
  • 1917 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
  • 1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • 1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • 1922 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • 1923 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
  • 1924 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 1925 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established
  • 1925 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • 1927 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
  • 1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • 1930 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR
  • 1931 Austrian government of Ender falls
  • 1932 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1932 US President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Republican Convention

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
  • 1933 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created

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1935 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1936 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
  • 1936 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
  • 1938 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
  • 1940 Communist government installed in Lithuania
  • 1940 General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
  • 1941 1st US federally owned airport opened Washington, D.C.
  • 1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
  • 1944 George Stinney, a 14-year-old African-American boy, is wrongfully executed for the murder of two white girls, becoming the youngest person ever executed in 20th-century America
  • 1944 Iceland adopts constitution

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1944 King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1944 US bombs Kyushu Japan
  • 1945 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • 1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • 1946 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • 1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • 1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • 1949 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated at Erie, Pennsylvania

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC, Michigan

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
  • 1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • 1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1954 Ngô Đình Diệm elected Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

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1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Perón

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1956 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
  • 1957 French offensive in Algeria
  • 1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
  • 1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • 1958 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • 1959 South African Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to newly established black township Kwa Mashu, on outskirts met with violent resistance

Film release premierFilm Release

1960 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

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1960 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • 1961 Discoverer 25 launched
  • 1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

  • 1962 2 US army officers killed in Saigon

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1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion

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1963 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1964 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • 1966 Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV
  • 1966 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win
  • 1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival

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1968 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus

  • 1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • 1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
  • 1970 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • 1970 Race riots in Miami Florida
  • 1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador
  • 1974 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • 1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • 1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • 1976 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools
  • 1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1977 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

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1977 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

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1977 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • 1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

Music releaseAlbum Release

1978 Ringo Starr releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6

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1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1979 Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • 1980 Musical comedy film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi premieres in Chicago
  • 1980 US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
  • 1982 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • 1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

BeatificationPapal Visit

1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1983 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

  • 1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • 1985 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • 1985 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • 1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • 1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • 1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • 1987 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • 1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1989 "Ghostbusters II" directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd premieres
  • 1989 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • 1989 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 1990 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8

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1990 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 1991 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1991 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • 1991 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • 1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • 1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • 1992 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • 1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • 1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • 1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)
  • 1992 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • 1993 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's

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1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Film release premierFilm Release

1995 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

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1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • 1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • 1996 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes
  • 1997 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed
  • 1998 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat the first time finalists Washington Capitals 4-0
  • 1999 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa
  • 2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms
  • 2002 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY
  • 2008 108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2010 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 2012 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • 2012 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • 2012 A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person
  • 2012 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • 2013 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq
  • 2013 113rd US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at the Merion Golf Club, PA