Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - June 16th

1978 - Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player

1970 - Phil Mickelson, American golfer

1961 - Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player

1951 - Roberto Duran, Panamanian boxer

1940 - Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon

1934 - William Forsyth Sharpe, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1927 - Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and playwright (d. 2001)

1917 - Irving Penn, American photographer

1910 - Juan Velasco, President of Peru (d. 1977)

1902 - Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1992)

1880 - Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-American chemist and historian (d. 1963)

1837 - Ernst Laas, German philosopher (d. 1885)

1813 - Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)

1738 - Mary Katharine Goddard, American printer and publisher (d. 1816)

1612 - Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)

1313 - Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer (d. 1375)

Died on this day - June 16th

1996 - Mel Allen, baseball announcer (b. 1913)

1984 - Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)

1970 - Heino Eller, Estonian composer (b. 1887)

1953 - Margaret Bondfield, English politician and feminist (b. 1873)

1925 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903)

1872 - Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)

1849 - Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian (b. 1780)

1752 - Joseph Butler, English philosopher (b. 1692)

1671 - Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader (executed)

1464 - Roger van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1399)

Events on this day - June 16th

1994 - A Chinese operated Tupolev TU-154 crashes 10 minutes after takeoff killing 160

1972 - Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.

1961 - Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris

1940 - A Communist government is installed in Lithuania

1911 - A 772 gram stony meteorite struck earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1891 - John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

1846 - The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected pope, beginning the longest reign in the history of the post-apostolic papacy.

1755 - French and Indian War: French surrender Fort Beausejour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians

1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses



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