On This Day

Historical Events on October 16 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 2003 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

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2004 Lionel Messi, aged 17, makes his league debut for Barcelona against Espanyol

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

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2005 Renault driver Fernando Alonso wins season-ending Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit; first Spanish Formula 1 World Drivers champion; wins by 21 points from Kimi Räikkönen

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • 2005 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
  • 2013 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • 2013 The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
  • 2013 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
  • 2013 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • 2014 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • 2014 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2016 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • 2017 Iraqi army seizes control of oil-rich Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga
  • 2017 Storm formed from Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, killing 3 people
  • 2017 Findings published of neutron star collision that occurred two months prior on August 17, the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions
  • 2017 Panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta

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2018 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018 Man Booker Prize is won by Anna Burns' "Milkman", the first winner from Northern Ireland

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2018 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • 2018 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”
  • 2019 First plant-powered selfie taken by Pete the Fern as part of research into use of microbial fuel cells at London Zoo

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2019 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year

  • 2019 Egyptian archaeologists announce discovery of more than 20 painted wooden coffins from Theban necropolis of Asasif