May 16 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
SPLA Day South Sudan Public Holiday
Europe Day Ukraine Observance
Armed Forces Day United States Observance
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Appreciation & Honor)
National Love a Tree Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
National Piercing Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Sea Monkey Day - Unofficial (Animals, Hobby & Creativity)
National Biographer’s Day - Unofficial (Education & Reading, Work & Occupation)
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Learn to Swim Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)

Historical Events on May 16

  • 1843: Heading out from Elm Grove in Missouri, the first major wagon train going to the Pacific Northwest starts out on the Oregon Trail with 1,000 pioneers.
  • 1866: The nickle is created by the U.S Congress.
  • 1868: During his impeachment trial, U.S President Andrew Johnson is acquitted by just one vote in the U.S Senate.
  • 1888: In a lecture, Nikola Tesla talks about the equipment that will be used to allow the efficient creation and use of alternating currents to transport electricity over longer distances.
  • 1891: The first long distance transatlantic of 3-phase high power electrical current is featured at the International Electrotechnical Exhibition in the city of Frankfurt in Germany.
  • 1918: The United States Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1918. This act makes criticism of the government during war a punishable offense. In under two years, it will be repealed.
  • 1929: The first Academy Awards takes place in Hollywood, California.
  • 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising comes to a conclusion during World War II.

Famous Birthdays on May 16

  • American educator and founder of the 1stS Kindergarten, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody is born in 1804.
  • American banker and 22ndS Vice President, Levi P. Morton is born in 1824.
  • Ukrainian-French biologist, zoologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Élie Metchnikoff is born in 1845.
  • American inventor Charles F. Brannock is born in 1903.
  • American actor Henry Fonda is born in 1905.
  • American pianist and entertainer, Liberace is born in 1919.
  • American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, Merton Miller is born in 1923.
  • Irish-American actor, Pierce Brosnan is born in 1953.
  • American singer-songwriter Richard Page is born in 1953.
  • American actress Debra Winger is born in 1955.
  • American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Janet Jackson is born in 1966.

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VJ Day