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16 September

307 – Roman Empire – Roman Emperor Severus II commits suicide/murdered after capture in Mar/April by Maxentius. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/severus-II.html

655 – Rome – Pope Martin I died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Martin_I

1087 – Rome – Pope Victor III died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Victor_III


1400 – Wales – Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales. https://youtu.be/6vZcnIt0b0k http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/figures/owain_glyndwr.shtml

1776 – USA – Battle of Harlem Heights (American Revolutionary War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Harlem_Heights

1779 – America – Siege of Savannah began (American Revolutionary War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Savannah

1810 – Mexico – Mecican War of Independence began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_War_of_Independence

1880 – USA – First issue of The Cornell Daily Sun printed in Ithaca, New York. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cornell_Daily_Sun


1920 – USA – A bomb in a horse wagon exploded in front of J P Morgan building in Wall Street, New York, 38 killed. http://youtu.be/4KopNWohK_M WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2007/september/wallstreet_091307


1928 – USA – Okeechobee Hurricane hit Florida, 2,500 killed. https://youtu.be/edGxL3GR6tk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/?n=okeechobee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1928_Okeechobee_hurricane

1940 – Egypt – Italian Invasion of Egypt ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_invasion_of_Egypt

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Italy – Allied Invasion of Italy ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_invasion_of_Italy

1946 – USA – US navy plane crashed near Granite Falls, WA, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460916-0

1953 – USA – American Airlines Flight 723 crashed near Albany Airport, NY, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530916-0

1954 – Algeria – L’Armée de L’Air plane crashed near Mouzayaville, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540916-0

1961 – Japan – Typhoon Nancy hit Osaka, 173 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Nancy_(1961)

1963 – Malaysia – Formed from Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo and Sarawak. http://www.arkib.gov.my/en/web/guest/penubuhan-malaysia-16-september-1963


1966 – USA – The new Metropolitan Opera House opened at Lincoln Street, New York City. https://youtu.be/xk-6CnnmO6k http://www.metopera.org/metopera/about/met-history-faqs.aspx

1975 – Cape Verde, Mozambique & Sao Tome and Principe – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/


1975 – Papua New Guinea – Independence from Australia of the former Territory of Papua New Guinea. https://youtu.be/dnNuRt1Q82o http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2011/09/on-this-day-png-gains-independence/

1976 – Armenia – Trolley bus crashed into Yerevan Lake, 20 rescued by Shavarsh Karapetyan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavarsh_Karapetyan#1976_trolleybus_incident

1978 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, epicentre in Tabas Yazd Province, 15,000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/16/newsid_4613000/4613135.stm

1980 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1982 – Lebanon – Sabra & Shalita Massacre began (Lebanese Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre

1990 – Argentina – Winter I Pan American Games began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Winter_Pan_American_Games

2007 – Thailand – One-Two-Go Airlines Flight 269 crashed at Phuket International Airport, 90 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20070916-0

2013 – USA – Washington Navy Yard shooting, 13 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/blog/2013/sep/16/washington-dc-navy-yard-shooting-live

York

1541 – Henry VIII visited. Welcomed by Mayor etc at Fulford Cross, stayed at new palace near Abbots house. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/16-september-1541-henry-viii-queen-catherine-howard-enter-york/

2011 – York Food & Drink Festival held until 25 Sept.