September 16 in History
What happened on September 16 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 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 september 16 in history.
Military contractors in the employ of Blackwater Worldwide allegedly kill 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, further straining relations between the US and the people of Iraq.
Britain’s government lifts the 1988 broadcasting ban against member of Ireland’s Sinn Fein and Irish paramilitary groups.
The trial of Manuel Noriega, deposed dictator of Panama, begins in the United States.
An earthquake estimated to be as strong as 7.9 on the Richter scale kills 25,000 people in Iran.
Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.
Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army.
The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur’s troops heading south from Inchon.
Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.
The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.
Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
Anti-Nazi Lutherans stage protest in Munich.
Thirty people are killed in a terrorist bombing in New York’s Wall Street financial district.
General Motors files papers of incorporation.
Some 50,000 “Sooners” claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
Robert Younger, in Minnesota’s Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee.
A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico.
Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L’Ami du Peuple.
The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
King John Casimer V of Poland abdicates the throne.
The Pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower.