On This Day

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

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
  • 1991 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1991 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
  • 1992 900 die in flood in Pakistan
  • 1992 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
  • 1992 "Black Wednesday" UK government is forced to withdraw the pound sterling from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after unable keep it above agreed lowest limit
  • 1994 Fire Department puts out smokey electrical fire in the White House
  • 1995 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1996 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • 1996 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
  • 1996 Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" with Judge Judy Sheindlin premieres in the US

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

  • 1999 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands
  • 2005 Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
  • 2006 31st Toronto International Film Festival: "Bella" directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2007 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
  • 2008 Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.
  • 2012 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • 2012 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • 2012 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • 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 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2018 Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall near Jiangmen City, China, winds 120 miles an hour cause tower blocks in nearby Hong Kong to sway
  • 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 US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"
  • 2019 50,000 workers at General Motors go on strike in the US over pay and factory closings
  • 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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe

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