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    What happened on June 16

    • June 16, 0632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era

    • June 16, 1487 "Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses."

    • June 16, 1567 Mary Queen of Scots thrown into Lochleven Castle prison

    • June 16, 1586 Mary Queen of Scots recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir.

    • June 16, 1671 "Cossack rebel leader Stenka Razin tortured, executed in Moscow"

    • June 16, 1743 UK hist (June 27 in Gregorian calendar): Battle of Dettingen ? last time a British sovereign (George II) led troops in battle

    • June 16, 1745 "British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada."

    • June 16, 1745 "Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession."

    • June 16, 1746 War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.

    • June 16, 1755 "British capture Fort Beaus?jour, expel the Acadians"

    • June 16, 1774 "Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky."

    • June 16, 1815 "Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before Waterloo."

    • June 16, 1832 "Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill"

    • June 16, 1836 Formation of the London Working Men's Association begins the Chartist Movement.

    • June 16, 1846 "The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected pope, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy (not counting St. Peter)."

    • June 16, 1858 Abraham Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois.

    • June 16, 1858 "Abraham Lincoln says ""A house divided against itself cannot stand"""

    • June 16, 1858 "Battle of Morar, during the Indian Mutiny."

    • June 16, 1864 Siege of Petersburg & Richmond begins

    • June 16, 1871 "Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine founded, NYC"

    • June 16, 1871 "University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology."

    • June 16, 1879 "Gilbert & Sullivan's ""HMS Pinafore"" debuts at Bowery Theatre NYC"

    • June 16, 1882 "17"" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa"

    • June 16, 1884 "The first roller coaster in the U.S. begins operation at Coney Island, NY."

    • June 16, 1891 John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

    • June 16, 1893 "F.W. Rueckheim introduces Cracker Jack? at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago's First World Fair"

    • June 16, 1896 "Temperture hits 127?F at Fort Mojave, Calif"

    • June 16, 1902 The Broadway Limited goes into service for the Pennsylvania Railroad to begin a career of more than 75 years on the route between New York and Chicago

    • June 16, 1903 Ford Motor Company incorporates.

    • June 16, 1903 "Roald Amundsen commences first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway."

    • June 16, 1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

    • June 16, 1904 "Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland."

    • June 16, 1904 "Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle, and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses"

    • June 16, 1909 "The first US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000"

    • June 16, 1911 "A 772 gram stony meteorite struck earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn."

    • June 16, 1915 Foundation of the British Women's Institute

    • June 16, 1917 The first Congress of Soviets convene in Russia

    • June 16, 1922 General election in Irish Free State: large majority to pro-Treaty Sinn Fin.

    • June 16, 1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics

    • June 16, 1924 Whampoa Military Academy is founded.

    • June 16, 1925 "The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek established."

    • June 16, 1927 Tommy Armour wins golf's US open

    • June 16, 1930 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.

    • June 16, 1932 Pres Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

    • June 16, 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)

    • June 16, 1933 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created

    • June 16, 1940 A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.

    • June 16, 1940 Commuinist govt installed in Lithuania

    • June 16, 1940 "HMS GRAMPUS,sunk off Augusta, eastern Sicily in Ionian Sea by Italian torpedo boats 'Circe' and 'Clio'."

    • June 16, 1940 World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Ptain becomes Premier of Vichy France.

    • June 16, 1941 The first US federally owned airport opened Wash DC

    • June 16, 1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)

    • June 16, 1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan

    • June 16, 1947 "The first network news-Dumont's ""News from Washington"""

    • June 16, 1948 Start of Malayan Emergency

    • June 16, 1948 "The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first skyjacking of a commercial plane."

    • June 16, 1949 "Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa"

    • June 16, 1952 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.

    • June 16, 1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicated Argentine Pres Juan Peron

    • June 16, 1960 Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho opens in New York.

    • June 16, 1961 Ballet performer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.

    • June 16, 1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host

    • June 16, 1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM

    • June 16, 1963 "Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space."

    • June 16, 1963 "Valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6"

    • June 16, 1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan

    • June 16, 1967 "50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival"

    • June 16, 1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House

    • June 16, 1970 "Kenneth A Gibson elected first black mayor of Newark, NJ"

    • June 16, 1970 Race riots in Miami Florida

    • June 16, 1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida

    • June 16, 1972 "Largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador."

    • June 16, 1972 Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.

    • June 16, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - Suzi Quatro - Can The Can

    • June 16, 1975 "Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD"

    • June 16, 1976 "Apartheid: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children."

    • June 16, 1977 """Beatlemania"" opens on Broadway"

    • June 16, 1977 Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.

    • June 16, 1977 "Oracle Corporation was incorporated in Redwood Shores, California as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates."

    • June 16, 1977 "Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist, dies at age 65."

    • June 16, 1978 Release of Grease movie.

    • June 16, 1978 "Ringo releases ""Bad Boy"" album; Wings releases ""I've Had Enough"""

    • June 16, 1979 "Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit"

    • June 16, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

    • June 16, 1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners after their War

    • June 16, 1983 "Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr ""nonstop"" cycling in Leiria Portugal"

    • June 16, 1983 "Ringo releases ""Old Wave"" album in West Germany"

    • June 16, 1983 Yuri Andropov becomes president of the USSR.

    • June 16, 1984 "Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)"

    • June 16, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes

    • June 16, 1986 1 day general strike in South Africa

    • June 16, 1987 "Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens"

    • June 16, 1988 "In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins (why?)"

    • June 16, 1989 """Ghostbusters II"" premiers"

    • June 16, 1989 "4 golfers shoot a hole-in-one on the same hole at the US Open are made all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)"

    • June 16, 1989 "Historic reburial of Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister in Budapest."

    • June 16, 1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

    • June 16, 1991 "NYC Mayor Dinkins declares ""Joseph Doherty Week"" (through the 23rd)"

    • June 16, 1994 A Chinese operated Tupolev TU-154 crashes 10 minutes after takeoff killing 160.

    • June 16, 1996 First round of voting in the Russian presidential election.

    • June 16, 1997 "Corporation du chemin de fer de la Gasp‚sie takes over the former CN line between Chandler and Gasp‚, Que. This is a non profit corporation owned by local municipalities. Operation of the line is sub-contracted to the Chemin de fer Baie des Chaleurs which commenced operation between Matapedia and Chandler, Que in December 1996."

    • June 16, 1997 Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; some 50 people killed.

    • June 16, 1999 Maurice Greene sets a new 100m world record at 9.79 seconds. This is the largest drop in a 100m world record in the history of electronic timing from Donovan Bailey's 9.84.

    • June 16, 1999 Thabo Mbeki elected President of South Africa.

    • June 16, 2000 "Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdrew from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms."

    • June 16, 2010 "Fifteen people were killed and 12 were missing after flash floods hit the southern French region of Var,"







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