What happened this day in history October 16

What are the important events that happened on October 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 16: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 16 is the 289th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 3, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,665,878,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontaenneagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 98 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,586 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 16 Historical Events

  • 1384
    Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
  • 1781
    George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1934
    Chinese Communists begin the Long March; it ended a year and four days later, by which time Mao Zedong had regained his title as party chairman.
  • 1944
    Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker’s first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz’s cartoon.
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1991
    Luby’s massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby’s Cafeteria.
  • 2002
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1751
    Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1841
    Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
  • 1863
    Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1937)
  • 1916
    George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
  • 1928
    Mary Daly, American feminist philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1952
    Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1962
    Flea, Australian-born American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962
    Nico Lazaridis, German footballer

Who died on October 16?

  • 1621
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer (b. 1562)
  • 1793
    John Hunter, Scottish doctor and philosopher (b. 1728)
  • 1937
    Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • 1974
    Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
  • 1978
    Dan Dailey, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1982
    Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
  • 1991
    Ole Beich, Guns n Roses bass player (b.1955)
  • 1996
    Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 1998
    Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

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