On This Day

Historical Events on September 16 (Part 2)

  • 2012 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • 2012 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • 2012 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
  • 2012 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2012 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Jiyai Shin wins her second Open title, 9 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Inbee Park
  • 2013 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico
  • 2013 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • 2013 Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide

Album Release

2014 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

  • 2015 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford in "Nature" journal
  • 2015 Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than malaria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal
  • 2015 8.3 magnitude quake hits off coast of Illapel, Chile killing 11 and prompting evacuation of 1 million

Film & TV History

2015 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library

  • 2015 Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan
  • 2015 Military coup in Burkina Faso, President Michel Kafando and other officials seized by presidential guards
  • 2017 New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team hands South Africa their biggest test match defeat in history; beat Springboks, 57-0 in Rugby Championship round in Albany, NZ

Farm Aid Concert

2017 Farm Aid held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, and Valerie June

  • 2018 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway

Toronto Film Festival

2018 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival

NFL Record

2018 Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road

  • 2018 Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff announce purchase of Time magazine for $190 million
  • 2018 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written
  • 2018 US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"
  • 2018 Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 2018 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young
  • 2019 50,000 workers at General Motors go on strike in the US over pay and factory closings

Film & TV History

2019 Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole"

  • 2019 Study puts prices on value of "thoughts and prayers", average Christian willing to pay US$4 for a prayer, average atheists would pay US$3 not to receive one, published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences"
  • 2019 Guantánamo Bay is the world's most expensive prison at US$13 million per prisoner according to investigation by "The New York Times"
  • 2019 Personal data on every Ecuadorean citizen discovered online on unsecured cloud server
  • 2020 Hurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 storm bringing serious flooding

Appointment of Interest

2020 Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health

Historic Event

2020 Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley announces the country's intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic

Historic Event

2021 French President Emmanuel Macron says France has killed leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi

  • 2021 Idaho Department of Health and Wellness says whole state now in a hospital resource crisis, will ration healthcare, due to COVID-19 surge [1]
  • 2021 Britain's Kew Gardens sets world record for the largest living plant collection (16,900) on a single site according to Guinness World Records
  • 2021 Earliest evidence announced for humans making clothes discovered from bone tools 100,000 years old found at Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco [1]