This day in #History


This day in #History
October 16th

456 – Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.

1311 – Council of Vienne ( 15th ecumenical council ) opens

1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland , although a woman.

1780 – Royalton , Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont
last major raid of the American Revolutionary War .
1781 – Washington takes Yorktown

1793 – Battle of Wattignies.

1813 – Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs Prussia,
Austria & Russia )

1829 – Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens
(Boston )

1834 – Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster ( parliament) in London is burnt down.

1841 – Queens University in Kingston is chartered

1843 – Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with
the idea of quaternions , a non -commutative
extension of complex numbers .

1846 – Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether

1848 – 1 st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

1849 – Avery College establishes in Allegheny,
Pennsylvania

1849 – British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in
Provo , Utah.

1876 – Race riot at Cainhoy SC ( 5 whites & 1 black killed)

1882 – The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business .

1905 – The Partition of Bengal ( India) occurred.

1915 – Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria

1916 – Margaret Sanger opens 1 st
birth control clinic ( 46 Amboy St, Bkln)

1916 – T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein

1923 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

1923 – John Harwood patents self -winding watch
(Switzerland )

1925 – Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)

1925 – Texas School Board prohibits teaching of
evolution

1926 – Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in
Afghanistan, 1200 killed

1934 – Mao Tse -tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

1939 – Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands

1953 – FidelCastrosentenced to15 years (Havana )

1962 – Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

1964 – China becomes world ‘s 5 th nuclear power

1973 – Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

1973 – Maynard Jackson elected 1 st black mayor of Atlanta

1978 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

1985 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1987 – Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweightboxing title

1989 – Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of
Tuvalu

1993 – GeneralOmar al -Bashirappointed Sudan president

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1758 – Noah Webster , West
Hartford,Connecticut ,lexicographer (Webster’s Dictionary) , ( d.1843)

1855 -Camille Looten,Belgianpriest/
literaturehistorian 1855 – Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general ( d . 1931 )

1861 – J . B. Bury, Irish historian (d . 1927)

1863 – Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary
(Nobel 1925 )

1886 – David Ben – Gurion, Plonsk Poland , 1st Prime Minister of Israel ( 1948- 53, 55 )

1888 – Eugene O’ Neill, NYC, dramatist
(Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936)

1937 – Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos pizza

FAMOUS DEATHS

775 – Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden , dies

1355 – Louis , King of Sicily , felled by the Black Death

1793 – Marie Antoinette,queen of France, beheaded at 37

1849 – George Washington Williams, 1 st major black historian, dies

1893 – Patrice MacMahon , duc de Magenta,
President of France (b . 1808

1951 – Liaquat Ali Khan , PM of Pakistan ( 1947- 51), assassinated by Said Akbar

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