Monday, December 5, 2022 (Week 49)

June 16 in History

What happened on June 16 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 16 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 16 in history.

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1977
Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.
1971
An El Greco sketch, “The Immaculate Conception,” stolen in Spain 35 years earlier, is recovered in New York City by the FBI.
1961
Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
1955
The U.S. House of Representatives votes to extend Selective Service until 1959.
1952
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.
1940
French Chief of State, Henri Petain asks for an armistice with Germany.
1935
President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives.
1932
The ban on Nazi storm troopers is lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.
1925
France accepts a German proposal for a security pact.
1910
The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1907
The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg.
1864
The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins after a moonlight skirmish.
1858
Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, declares that, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
1815
Napoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny.