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October 16 holidays in 2021
World Food Day
National Liqueur Day
National Dictionary Day
Department Store Day
October 16 2020 holidays
October 16 2022 holidays
Historical Events on October 16
Napoleon is attacked at the Battle of Leipzig by the Sixth Coalition.
The Palace of Westminster in London burns; Much of it’s ancient parts are completely burned to the ground.
In Kingston, Canada, Queen’s University is founded.
The practical use of anesthesia is first demonstrated by William T.G. Morton at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia is attacked by abolitionist forces led by John Brown.
In Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University is founded on this day.
The first family planning clinic in the U.S is opened in Brooklyn, New York by Margaret Sanger.
Walt and Roy Disney found the Walt Disney Co. on this day.
The Warsaw Ghetto is established by the Nazis in Poland during World War II.
Wood Woodpecker’s nemesis, Wally Walrus, debuts in the Walter Lantz’s cartoon entitled “The Beach Nut” on this day.
Nazi leaders are executed after the completion of the main Nuremberg trials.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Desmond Tutu.
The Million Man March begins in Washington, D.C.
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
American painter and educator Benjamin Russell is born in
Irish playwright, poet and novelist, Oscar Wilde is born in
Irish historian and scholar J.B. Bury is born in
English-American actress Angela Lansbury is born in
German novelist, playwright, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Gunter Grass is born in
French author Marc Levy is born in
Australian-American bass player, actor and songwriter, Flea is born in
English physicist Timothy Leighton is born in
French actress Elsa Zylberstein is born in
American actor Paul Sparks is born in
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