On This Day

Historical Events on June 16 (Part 2)

  • 2016 Philadelphia is the first US city to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

Historic Event

2017 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama

  • 2017 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • 2018 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
  • 2018 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people

Album Release

2018 Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"

Historic Event

2019 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admits to misuse of state funds in court

  • 2019 Massive unprecedented power cut affects all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay
  • 2019 India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods
  • 2019 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3 stroke victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka
  • 2019 Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria
  • 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • 2020 At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas
  • 2020 Support from Manchester United player Marcus Rashford and others forces UK Government to make U-turn on summer school meal vouchers

Summit of Interest

2021 Summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, over issues including cyberattacks and human rights