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16 June

632 – Persian Empire – Yazdegerd III became Shah. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazdegerd_III

1487 – England – Battle of Stoke Field (Wars of the Roses). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/warsoftheroses/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=42

1746 – Italy – Battle of Piacenza (War of Austrian Succession). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Piacenza

1815 – Belgium – Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras. http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/battles/hundred/c_chapter4.html http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/quatre-bras.htm

1819 – India – Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.2Mw, epicentre in Gujurat, up to 1,543 killed.

1836 – UK – The London Working Men’s Association was formed. http://www.chartists.net/The-six-points.htm

1846 – Rome – Cardinal Count Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti became Pope Pius IX. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_IX


1883 – UK – Stampede at Victoria Hall Theatre, Sunderland, 183 children killed. https://youtu.be/mKfGoCz9H40

1891 – Canada – John Abbott became Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abbott

1911 – USA – A 772g meteorite hit earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin. http://www.meteorite-times.com/Back_Links/2008/july/Accretion_Desk.htm

1936 – Norway – DNL plane crashed at Mount Lihesten, Hyllestad, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360616-0

1937 – South Africa – South African Airways plane crashed at Johannesburg-Rand Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370616-0

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII).

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Essen & Bonn (WWII).

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Dutch Habour NAS, AK, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430616-0

1943 – Sudan – RAF plane crashed at Khartoum-Civil Airport, 17 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430616-2

1944 – India – USAAF plane crashed at Dinjan, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440616-0

1944 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Aleutians, AK, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440616-3

1944 – USA – George Junius Stinney Jr. executed, aged 14. http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/stinney-george.htm

1955 – Argentina – Bombing of Plaza de Mayo, 364 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Plaza_de_Mayo

1964 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre off northern Niigata Prefecture, 26 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1964_06_16.php

1984 – USA – Paralympic VII Summer Games Opening Ceremony in New York (Part I). http://www.paralympic.org/stoke-mandeville-new-york-1984

1997 Algeria – Dairat Labguer massacre, 50 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da%C3%AFat_Labguer_(M%27sila)_massacre

2010 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre offshore Papua, 3 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Papua_earthquake

2010 – Bhutan – Institutes a total ban on tobacco. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_Control_Act_of_Bhutan_2010

2012 – China – Shenzhou 9 spacecraft launched. http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/06/chinese-long-march-2fg-launch-historic-shenzhou-9-mission/

York

1644 – (Trinity Sunday) St. Mary’s Tower was damaged (English Civil War). http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/york/vol2/pp160-173