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16 May

1532 – England – Sir Thomas More resigned as Lord Chancellor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_More

1568 – Scotland/England – Mary, Queen of Scots, fled to England. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/mary_queen_of_scots/

1605 – Rome – Cardinal Camilo Borghese became Pope Paul V. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_V

1771 – America – Battle of Alamance (War of the Regulation). http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/mckstmerreg3.htm

1811 – Spain – Battle of Albuera (Peninsular War). http://www.britishbattles.com/peninsula/albuera.htm

1822 – Greece – Turks capture Souli (Greek War of Independence).

1834 – Portugal – Battle of Asseiceira (Liberal War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Asseiceira

1866 – USA – Half dime replaced by five cent piece. https://timemarcheson.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/1866-from-half-dime-to-nickle-the-almanac-of-absurdities-for-5-16-2011/

1874 – USA – Mill River flood, Massachusetts, 139 killed. http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/ead/muph019.pdf

1891 – Germany – International Electro-Technical Exhobition opened in Frankfurt. http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4414569/International-Electrotechnical-Exhibition-ends-War-of-Currents–May-16–1891 https://archive.org/details/InternationalElectro-technicalExhibitionInFrankfurt1891internationalen

1916 – UK/France – Sykes-Picot Agreement signed (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement

1917 – France – Battle of Arras ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/v95DXJ6ICCE  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arras_(1917)

1918 – USA – Sedition Act passed by US Congress. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=3903


1929 – USA – First Academy Awards, Hollywood, California. https://youtu.be/OW7jpOcvpWE  http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/1st.html

1938 – USA – Northwestern Airlines plane crashed near Saugus, California, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380516-0

1940 – Spain – Ala Littoria plane crashed at Barcelona Airport, 8 killed.  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400516-0 

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Köln & Bramsfield (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Poland – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising

1946 – USA – Viking Air Transport plane crashed near Richmond-Byrd Field, VA, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460516-0

1948 – USA – Slick Airways plane crashed near Port Columbus International Airport, OH, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480516-0

1959 – Malta – Triton Fountain completed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triton_Fountain_(Malta)

1961 – South Korea – May 16 Coup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_16_coup

1968 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 8.3, epicentre offshore Honshu and Hokkaido. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Tokachi_earthquake

1969 – Argentina – First Rosariazo began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosariazo#First_Rosariazo

1975 – Nepal – Junko Tabei became first woman to reach Mount Everest summit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junko_Tabei

2003 – Morocco – Suicide bombers in Casablanca, 43 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3035803.stm

2006 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre in Kermadec Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2006/usmuah/

2007 – France – Nicolas Sarkozy became President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy

2010 – Puerto Rico – Earthquake measuring 5.8Mw, epicentre in Moca.


2011 – USA – Final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour. https://youtu.be/ShRa2RG2KDI http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/main/index.html

2014 – Kenya – Gikomba Bombings 12+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27443474

2015 – Germany – Ibbenbüren train collision, 2 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32764373