About October 16

October 16, 2021 is the 289th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 108 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 16

  • 1590
    Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
  • 1780
    Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1781
    George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1793
    The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory.
  • 1834
    Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
  • 1843
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1875
    Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
  • 1923
    The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
  • 1934
    Chinese Communists begin the Long March; it ended a year and four days later, by which time Mao Zedong had regained his title as party chairman.
  • 1939
    World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1944
    Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker’s first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz’s cartoon.
  • 1945
    The Food and Agriculture Organization is founded in Quebec City, Canada.
  • 1964
    The People’s Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
  • 1968
    Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1995
    The Skye Bridge is opened.
  • 1998
    Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
  • 2002
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
  • 2006
    Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.

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