On This Day

On This Day in History for June 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • 1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • 1976 Students in Soweto, South Africa, march against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in Black secondary schools
  • 1977 Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Leonid Brezhnev named Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison

Music releaseAlbum Release

1978 Ringo Starr releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1979 Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • 1980 US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
  • 1982 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

BeatificationPapal Visit

1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1983 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)

  • 1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • 1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • 1987 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1989 Funeral for Imre Nagy, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956

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1990 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 1991 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • 1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • 1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game winning streak 6-5
  • 1992 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • 1992 British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill
  • 1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • 1992 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • 1993 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • 1997 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed
  • 1999 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa
  • 2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms
  • 2012 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • 2012 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • 2012 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • 2013 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq
  • 2016 British MP (L) Jo Cox is shot and killed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire
  • 2016 Philadelphia is the first US city to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2017 Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • 2018 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people

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

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 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 Three suicide bomb attacks kill 30 people in Konduga, north east Nigeria
  • 2020 At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas

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