Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (Week 26)

May 16 in History

What happened on May 16 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 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 may 16 in history.

1963
After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury.
1960
A Big Four summit in Paris collapses because of the American U-2 spy plane affair.
1951
Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory.
1943
A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany.
1928
The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
1920
Joan of Arc is canonized in Rome.
1879
The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state.
1868
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted during Senate impeachment, by one vote, cast by Edmund G. Ross.
1863
At the Battle of Champion’s Hill, Union General Ulysess S. Grant repulses the Confederates, driving them into Vicksburg.
1770
Marie Antoinette marries future King Louis XVI of France.

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