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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 3, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,634,342,400 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 108 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 3,221 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 16 Historical Events

  • 1590
    Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
  • 1780
    Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1793
    The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory.
  • 1834
    Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
  • 1882
    The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
  • 1905
    The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
  • 1949
    The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1998
    Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1751
    Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1841
    Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
  • 1905
    Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1923
    Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
  • 1927
    Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938
    Carl Gunter Jr, American state legislator (d. 1999)
  • 1948
    Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1975
    Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer
  • 1981
    Martin Halle, Danish footballer
  • 1982
    Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer

Who died on October 16?

  • 1628
    François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1908
    Joseph Leycester Lyne (Father Ignatius), a restorer of monastic life in the Church of England (b. 1837)
  • 1946
    Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial: Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian Nazi leader (b. 1892)
  • 1946
    Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial: Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian SS officer (b. 1903)
  • 1946
    Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial: Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal (b. 1877)
  • 1962
    Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (b. 1884)
  • 1998
    Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Ross Davidson, Scottish actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006
    Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 2007
    Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star and humanitarian (b. 1981)

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