About October 16

October 16, 2022 is the 289th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 98 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 16

  • 456
    Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1384
    Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
  • 1781
    George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1793
    Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1843
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
  • 1869
    The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is “discovered”.
  • 1875
    Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
  • 1905
    The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
  • 1906
    The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
  • 1916
    In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
  • 1944
    Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker’s first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz’s cartoon.
  • 1946
    Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1964
    Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership is established.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 1975
    The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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