August 16, 1946 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

Birthdays in History

  • Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician

Deaths in History

  • Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71