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

Events in History

Events 101 - 136 of 136

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1987 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

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

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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

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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
  • 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

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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
  • 2000 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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
  • 2017 New Zealand All Black ruby team scores record 57-0 against South African Springboks in Auckland

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 101 of 101

  • 2005 Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan

Weddings in History

Deaths in History