Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (Week 33)

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.

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2007
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.
1994
Britain’s government lifts the 1988 broadcasting ban against member of Ireland’s Sinn Fein and Irish paramilitary groups.
1991
The trial of Manuel Noriega, deposed dictator of Panama, begins in the United States.
1978
An earthquake estimated to be as strong as 7.9 on the Richter scale kills 25,000 people in Iran.
1975
Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.
1974
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.
1972
South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army.
1950
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.
1945
Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.
1942
The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.
1940
Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1934
Anti-Nazi Lutherans stage protest in Munich.
1920
Thirty people are killed in a terrorist bombing in New York’s Wall Street financial district.
1908
General Motors files papers of incorporation.
1893
Some 50,000 “Sooners” claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
1889
Robert Younger, in Minnesota’s Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
1864
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee.
1810
A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico.
1789
Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L’Ami du Peuple.
1747
The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
1668
King John Casimer V of Poland abdicates the throne.
1620
The Pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower.