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16 October

1384 – Poland – Coronation of King Jadwiga. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadwiga_of_Poland

1591 – Rome – Pope Gregory XIV died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XIV

1737 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 8.3Mw, epicentre in Kamchatka.

1780 – USA – Royalton Raid (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalton_raid


1793 – France – Queen Marie-Antoinette executed. https://youtu.be/lDOX23si2io https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette

1793 – France – Battle of Wattignies ended (French Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wattignies

1813 – Saxony – Battle of Leipzig began (War of the Sixth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leipzig http://www.history.com/topics/battle-of-leipzig


1834 – UK – Fire at Palace of Westminster. https://youtu.be/2LBB8aLGZAo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Parliament

1848 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Marlborough. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-2


1859 – USA – John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry began. https://youtu.be/11gevEoaJsk http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/johnbrown.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown%27s_raid_on_Harpers_Ferry

1869 – UK – Girton College, Cambridge founded. http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/library/archive-and-special-collections


1869 – USA – The Cardiff Giant was discovered (Hoax). https://youtu.be/hO189oBtn5U http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_cardiff_giant


1882 – USA – Nickel Plate Railroad opened. https://youtu.be/vtnUnKZP_8A http://nkphts.org/history.html

1905 – India – Partition of Bengal took place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_Bengal_(1905)

1916 – USA – First Family Planning Clinic opened in Brooklyn, New York by Margaret Sanger. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger


1923 – USA – Walt Disney Company founded. https://youtu.be/eOZ7meVe6B4 http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/about-disney/disney-history

1925 – UK – Air France plane crashed at Wadhurst, East Sussex, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19251016-0


1934 – China – Long March began. https://youtu.be/vmRjSccx640 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March

1943 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Ballinamallard, Fermanagh, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431016-1

1943 – Papua New Guinea – US Navy plane crashed near Port Moresby, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431016-2

1944 – Norway – Deutsche Lufthansa Flight 7 crashed at Hestnutan, Seljord, Telemark, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441016-4

1945 – Mariana Islands – USAAF plane crashed off Saipan,12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451016-1

1945 – Canada – The Food & Agriculture Organization founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_and_Agriculture_Organization

1947 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Fairbanks, Alaska.

1947 – Spain – Societé Aérienne du Littoral plane crashed off Cartegena, 41 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471016-0

1947 – USA – Strato Freight plane crashed at Sylva, NC, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471016-1

1949 – Greece – Greek Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Civil_War

1951 – Pakistan – Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaquat_Ali_Khan

1952 – South Korea – USAF plane crashed off Kangnung Air Base, 25 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521016-1

1964 – UK – Harold Wilson became Prime Minister (Labour). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/harold-wilson

1964 – China – First nuclear weapon test. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/596_(nuclear_test)

1978 – Rome – Cardinal Karol Józef Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II (First Polish Pope). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II

1978 – Nepal – Wanda Rutkiewicz became first European woman to reach summit of Mount Everest. http://www.everesthistory.com/wanda.htm


1991 – USA – Luby’s Massacre, 24 killed. https://youtu.be/0K74R4Ve3Lg  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luby%27s_shooting

1995 – UK – Skye Bridge, Scotland opened. http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/skye/bridge/

1995 – USA – Million Man March. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Man_March

1999 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Hector Mine, California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Hector_Mine_earthquake

2013 – Laos – Laos Air Flight 301 crashed near Pakse Airport, 49 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20131016-0

York

1892 – Floods. http://yorkstories.co.uk/high-water-marked/