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 290th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 3, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,713,440 minutes 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 ‘dihectaenneacontagon’ 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 119 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 2,856 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 16 Historical Events
The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
The Skye Bridge is opened.
Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
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?
Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
Enver Hoxha, Albanian dictator (d. 1985)
Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress
John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
Terry Griffiths, Welsh snooker player
Randy Vasquez, American actor
Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler
Pippa Black, Australian actress
Derk Boerrigter, Dutch footballer
Who died on October 16?
Pope Gregory XIV (b. 1535)
François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial: Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian Nazi leader (b. 1892)
Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (b. 1915)
Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
Eugene “Porky” Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
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