Historical Events on 16th June

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632 - Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era
1338 - German monarch declares pope & king's decree redundant
1487 - Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
1624 - Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown
1673 - Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
1745 - British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River
1746 - Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
1755 - British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians
1774 - Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
1779 - Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1784 - Holland forbids orange clothes
1794 - 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
1815 - Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
1815 - Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
1822 - Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
1823 - King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
1832 - Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
1836 - London Working Men's Association forms
1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate
1861 - Battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island)
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1864 - Battle of Lynchburg, VA
1864 - Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia
1864 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va
1871 - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
1871 - The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.
1873 - Pres Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians
1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC
1880 - Salvation Army forms in London
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 1881 - Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty
1882 - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
1883 - 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
1883 - The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
1884 - 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
1891 - John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.
1893 - RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
1896 - Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif
1897 - A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
1898 - China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott 1899 - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
1900 - In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
1903 - 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1903 - Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates
1903 - Pepsi Cola company forms
1903 - Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.
1904 - Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
1904 - Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1907 - Czar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities
1908 - The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Roosevelt picks William H. Taft as his successor
1909 - 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
1909 - Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
1911 - A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe 1913 - South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans
1915 - The foundation of the British Women's Institute.
1916 - Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
1917 - 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
1917 - 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
1922 - Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
1923 - Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
1924 - South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
1925 - The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
1925 - The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
1927 - 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
1929 - Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
1930 - Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
1931 - Austrian government of Ender falls
1932 - Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1932 - President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
1932 - Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
1933 - National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
1933 - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
1935 - US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1936 - Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
1936 - Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
1937 - Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
1938 - Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - Communist government installed in Lithuania
1940 - General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
1941 - 1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC
1943 - Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
1944 - Iceland adopts constitution
1944 - King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
1944 - US bombs Kyushu Japan
1945 - 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
1945 - Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
1946 - "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs
1946 - 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
1947 - 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1947 - Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1949 - Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan 1951 - 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
1951 - 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
1952 - Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1953 - Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1954 - Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1954 - Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1955 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 - Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
1956 - 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
1956 - 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1957 - French offensive in Algeria
1957 - White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6
1958 - "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
1958 - Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
1959 - In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance.
Actress Janet LeighActress Janet Leigh 1960 - "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY
1960 - Pres Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan
1961 - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 - Discoverer 25 launched
1961 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1962 - 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
1963 - Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
1963 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1963 - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 1964 - Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
1964 - Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1966 - Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV
1966 - 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win
1967 - 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1968 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
1968 - 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
1968 - Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
1969 - Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
1970 - Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1970 - Race riots in Miami Florida
1971 - Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1971 - Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
1972 - The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
1973 - Leonid I Brezhnev visit US
1974 - 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
1975 - Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
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 - "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 - Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
1977 - Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR
1977 - Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
1978 - Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
1978 - Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1979 - "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
MLB Outfielder Carl YastrzemskiMLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski 1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 - Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
1980 - "Blues Brothers" premieres in Chicago
1980 - US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
1982 - Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1983 - Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 - European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983 - Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1983 - USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1984 - Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 - Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1985 - 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
1985 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985 - T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
1985 - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
1986 - 1 day general strike in South Africa
1987 - Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 1988 - Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 - In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1989 - "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1989 - Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1989 - Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
1990 - "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
1990 - Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
1991 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 perfs
1991 - -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne StewartGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne Stewart 1991 - 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn
1991 - Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1991 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1991 - Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1991 - Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
1991 - With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
1992 - Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
1992 - Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
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
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1992 - Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)
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
1994 - Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy
1995 - "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend
1995 - Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)
1995 - Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
1996 - 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
MLB Star Andre DawsonMLB Star Andre Dawson 1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
1996 - 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
1997 - 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes
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.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2002 - 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY
2008 - 108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA
2010 - Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

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