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 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

  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1841
    Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1945
    The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1970
    In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 1973
    Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1984
    The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
  • 1995
    The Skye Bridge is opened.
  • 1998
    Former Chilean dictator General 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.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1714
    Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)
  • 1897
    Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
  • 1908
    Enver Hoxha, Albanian dictator (d. 1985)
  • 1928
    Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress
  • 1932
    John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Terry Griffiths, Welsh snooker player
  • 1961
    Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • 1973
    Peter Polaco, American professional wrestler
  • 1982
    Pippa Black, Australian actress
  • 1986
    Derk Boerrigter, Dutch footballer

Who died on October 16?

  • 1591
    Pope Gregory XIV (b. 1535)
  • 1628
    François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1937
    Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • 1946
    Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial: Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian Nazi leader (b. 1892)
  • 1981
    Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (b. 1915)
  • 1982
    Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Eugene “Porky” Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
  • 2006
    Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2011
    Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)

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