Historical Events on October 16 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 220 of 220

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

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

  • 2018 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump
  • 2018 Man Booker Prize is won by Anna Burns' "Milkman", the first winner from Northern Ireland
  • 2018 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand
  • 2018 Chairman of China's Xinjiang’s government defends its detention camps for Uighur Muslims saying they provided “vocational education and training”