May 16 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Europe Day Ukraine Observance
Armed Forces Day United states Observance
General Prayer Day Greenland Public Holiday
Liberation Day observed Congo democratic republic Public Holiday
SPLA Day South sudan Public Holiday
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - Weird
National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day - Weird
National Love a Tree Day - Weird
National Piercing Day - Weird
National Sea Monkey Day - Weird
National Biographer’s Day - Weird
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day - Weird
National Learn to Swim Day - Weird
Preakness Stakes United states Sporting Event

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 In under two years, it will be repealed.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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