Today in History - Famous Events for Yesterday


🏰 On this day in History - Jun 16

0632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era

1338 German monarch declares pope & king's decree redundant

1487 Battle at Stoke: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell

1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland

1624 Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown

1673 Peace of Vossem: Fren King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

1745 English fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River

1746 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army

1755 British capture Fort Beaus‚jour, expel Acadians

1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)

1775 Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress

1779 In support of the US, Spain declares war on England

1779 Vice-adm Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada

1784 Holland forbids orange clothes

1794 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)

1815 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1815 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French

1822 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina

1823 King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp

1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill

1836 London Working Men's Assn forms

1842 Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die

1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"

1861 Battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island)

1864 Battle of Lynchburg VA

1864 Skirmish at Golgotha Georgia

1864 Union Gen Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va

1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC

1873 Pres Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perc‚ indians

1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC

1880 Salvation Army forms in Londo

1881 Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty

1882 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa

1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)

1884 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)

1884 On Coney Island, the 1st roller coaster begins operating

1893 RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack

1896 Temperature hits 127шF at Fort Mojave, Calif

1898 China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei

1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's

1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

1903 Ford Motors incorporates

1903 Pepsi Cola company forms

1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

1909 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals

1913 South-African parliament forbids blacks owning land

1916 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0

1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia

1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8

1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics

1923 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy

1924 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7

1927 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa

1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

1931 Austrian govt of Ender falls

1932 Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights

1932 Pres Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

1932 Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex

1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)

1933 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created

1935 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1936 Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge

1936 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)

1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA

1938 Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns

1938 St Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row

1940 Communist govt installed in Lithuania

1940 General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux

1941 1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC

1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)

1944 Iceland adopts constitution

1944 King Edward VI visits Montgomery's HQ in Normandy

1944 US bombs Kyushu Japan

1945 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8

1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins

1946 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs

1946 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve

1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"

1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan

1949 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa

1951 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29

1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down

1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak

1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months

1954 Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam

1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron

1956 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY

1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

1957 French offensive in Algeria

1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6

1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46

1958 Govt troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia

1960 "Psycho," opens in NY

1960 Pres Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan

1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host

1961 Discoverer 25 launched

1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris

1962 2 US army officers killed in Saigon

1962 Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge

1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM

1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

1963 Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6

1964 Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners

1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan

1966 "Rowan & Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV

1966 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win

1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival

1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

1968 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY

1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par

1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House

1970 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ

1970 Race riots in Miami Florida

1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen

1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida

1973 Leonid I Brezhnev visit US

1974 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY

1974 Homer Simpson & Marge Bouvier wed

1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players

1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins

1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD

1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation

1976 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa (Soweto Day)

1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

1977 Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections

1977 Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR

1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

1978 Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"

1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6

1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

1979 Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria

1980 "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago

1980 Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents

1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners

1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal

1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

1983 USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race

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

1985 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1985 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open

1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11«") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole & never recovers

1986 1 day general strike in South Africa

1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens

1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him

1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home

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

1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres

1989 Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956

1989 Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)

1990 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8

1990 Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam

1991 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 perfs

1991 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"

1991 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn

1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1991 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row

1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day

1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5

1992 Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game

1992 Great Brit postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill

1992 Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning

1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)

1992 Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway

1993 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's

1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

1995 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend

1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002

1996 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)

1996 50th NBA Championship: Chic Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2

1996 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC

1996 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic

1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes

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