October 16 holidays in 2016

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Bouk Ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast Ends)
Laos Public Holiday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
India Restricted Holiday
Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent)
Myanmar Public Holiday
World Food Day
- International
National Liqueur Day
- Weird
National Dictionary Day
- Weird
Department Store Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 16

  • 1813: Napoleon is attacked at the Battle of Leipzig by the Sixth Coalition.
  • 1834: The Palace of Westminster in London burns; Much of it’s ancient parts are completely burned to the ground.
  • 1841: In Kingston, Canada, Queen’s University is founded.
  • 1846: The practical use of anesthesia is first demonstrated by William T.G. Morton at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • 1859: Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia is attacked by abolitionist forces led by John Brown.
  • 1875: In Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University is founded on this day.
  • 1916: The first family planning clinic in the U.S is opened in Brooklyn, New York by Margaret Sanger.
  • 1923: Walt and Roy Disney found the Walt Disney Co. on this day.
  • 1940: The Warsaw Ghetto is established by the Nazis in Poland during World War II.
  • 1944: Wood Woodpecker’s nemesis, Wally Walrus, debuts in the Walter Lantz’s cartoon entitled “The Beach Nut” on this day.
  • 1946: Nazi leaders are executed after the completion of the main Nuremberg trials.
  • 1984: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Desmond Tutu.
  • 1995: The Million Man March begins in Washington, D.C.
  • 2012: Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered by scientists. It’s an extrasolar planet that is approximately 4.6 light-years away from Earth.

Famous Birthdays on October 16

  • American lexicographer Noah Webster is born in 1758.
  • American painter and educator Benjamin Russell is born in 1804.
  • Irish playwright, poet and novelist, Oscar Wilde is born in 1854.
  • Irish historian and scholar J.B. Bury is born in 1861.
  • English-American actress Angela Lansbury is born in 1925.
  • German novelist, playwright, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Gunter Grass is born in 1927.
  • French author Marc Levy is born in 1961.
  • Australian-American bass player, actor and songwriter, Flea is born in 1961.
  • English physicist Timothy Leighton is born in 1963.
  • French actress Elsa Zylberstein is born in 1968.
  • American actor Paul Sparks is born in 1971.

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