Historical Events on 16th October

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456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.
1311 - Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
1384 - Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although a woman.
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
1502 - Storm ravages Friese coast
1551 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
1600 - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
1674 - Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
1710 - British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1757 - Austrian troops occupy Berlin
1775 - Portland, Maine burned by British
1780 - Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
1781 - Washington takes Yorktown
1793 - Battle of Wattignies.
1795 - M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
1813 - Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs Prussia, Austria & Russia)
1829 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
1834 - Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.
1841 - Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1843 - Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
1846 - Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether
1847 - Charlotte Bronte's book "Jane Eyre" published
1848 - 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
1849 - Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
1849 - British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
1852 - Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize
1859 - John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va
1861 - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
1863 - Grant is given command of Union forces in West
1867 - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
1869 - Hotel in Boston becomes 1st to have indoor plumbing
1875 - 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
1875 - Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1876 - Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
Abolitionist John BrownAbolitionist John Brown 1882 - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1900 - Queen Wilhelmina leaves duke Heinrich "Henry" von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1903 - Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
1904 - Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
1905 - The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
1907 - Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
1907 - David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
1908 - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
1909 - Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
1912 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres
1912 - Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
1913 - Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC
1915 - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
1916 - Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger 1916 - Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
1916 - T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein
1921 - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
1921 - Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
1923 - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1925 - Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
1925 - Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
1926 - Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
1926 - Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200
1928 - Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
1931 - Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops 1st
1934 - Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
1936 - Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
1939 - Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands
Chinese Communist Revolutionary and Politician Mao Tse-TungChinese Communist Revolutionary and Politician Mao Tse-Tung 1940 - Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army
1940 - Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
1940 - Warsaw Ghetto forms
1941 - "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
1941 - Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
1941 - Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
1942 - Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
1942 - Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
1942 - Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
1943 - Anti Jewish riot in Rome
1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
1943 - Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
1943 - US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol
1944 - Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
1945 - UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
1946 - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
1948 - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
1948 - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
1949 - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 - The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 1953 - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1957 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1957 - USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
1958 - Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
1962 - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1962 - Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962 - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
1962 - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
1963 - 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
1963 - NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
US President John F. KennedyUS President John F. Kennedy 1964 - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
1964 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
1964 - Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
1965 - "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1966 - Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
1967 - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
1968 - Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
1968 - During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
1968 - Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
1968 - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
1969 - 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
1969 - Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
1971 - Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
1972 - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
1973 - Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
1973 - Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
1973 - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
1973 - Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
1974 - As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
1976 - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
1976 - Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
1978 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1978 - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II
1978 - Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
1980 - "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
1980 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1981 - 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
1981 - Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC
1982 - Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
1982 - Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
1983 - 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
1983 - Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
1984 - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
1984 - Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
1985 - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
1985 - KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
1985 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
1986 - "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
1986 - Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
1986 - US government closes down due to budget problems
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 - 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
1987 - 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
1987 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
1987 - Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
1988 - "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
1988 - Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
1989 - Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
1989 - Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 perfs
1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
1990 - US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
1991 - George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
1991 - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
1991 - Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
1991 - Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
Comedian David LettermanComedian David Letterman 1992 - 1,700th David Letterman Show
1992 - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
1993 - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
1993 - IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
1993 - Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
1994 - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
1995 - Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
1995 - Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
1995 - Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)
1995 - ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
1996 - Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
1997 - "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
1998 - Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
2002 - Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
2012 - Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
2013 - 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
2013 - The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
2013 - 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
2013 - 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan

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