On this Day in History, October 16

There’s not a day that passes without something unique and memorable happening. Thanks to technology, we are able to look back and find out the things that happened years ago, in our absence or presence.

Let’s find out what happened on October 16 in different years.

  • 1793 – During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being convicted of treason.
  • 1886 – Israeli’s first Prime Minister,David Ben-Gurion, was born.
  • 1900 – Great Britain and Germany signed the Anglo-German Treaty.
  • 1915 – Great Britain declared war on Bulgaria.
  • 1923 – The Walt Disney Company was founded.
  • 1943 –  There was an Anti-Jewish riot in Rome.
  • 1945 – The Food and Agriculture Organization was established in Quebec City, Canada.
  • 1951 – The 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated by Said Akbar in Rawalpindi.
  • 1953 –  Cuban President Fidel Castro was sentenced to 15 years.
  • 1957 – Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visited Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • 1962 – American President John F. Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.
  • 1964China detonated its first atomic bomb, becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power.
  • 1967 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization opened its headquarters in Brussels.
  • 1972 – The British Army shot dead two members of the Official Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone.
  • 1978Poland’s Karol Josef Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II.
  • 1982 – China announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.
  • 1986 –  Reinhold Messner became the first person to scale all Eight-Thousanders.
  • 1986 – America performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1987 – The Soviet Union performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 200 billion television episodes sold.

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