About May 16

May 16, 2022 is the 136th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 251 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 16

  • 1527
    The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
  • 1770
    14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 1843
    The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
  • 1868
    President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
  • 1874
    A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1877
    May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 1914
    The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
  • 1918
    The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  • 1919
    A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
  • 1969
    Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
  • 1975
    India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
  • 1975
    Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1983
    Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
  • 1986
    The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 1988
    A report by United States’ Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
  • 2003
    In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
  • 2005
    Kuwait permits women’s suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.

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