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Friday, September 16, 2011

Areas in Delhi, India, are flooded by heavy rain, with record rainfall recorded at Indira Gandhi International Airport. //ibnlive.in.com/news/rains-continue-to-lash-delhi-roads-waterlogged/184578-3.html (IBN Live)
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gilani, cancels a visit to the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly as a result of the 2011 Sindh floods. //www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/16/us-pakistan-floods-gilani-idUSTRE78F0S620110916 (Reuters)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cocoa tree genome (DNA) raw sequence to be made public from Mars, Incorporated and combined Pennsylvania State University, French laboratories, and The Hershey Company research.//www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/business/15chocolate.html?_r=1 (NYT)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Russia's most liquid stock exchange MICEX and the dollar-denominated RTS suspend trade for one hour after the worst one-day fall in ten years as Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin reassured markets there was no systemic crisis. //www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSLG65392720080916 (Reuters)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Phuket, Thailand, killing 89 passengers and crew.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Delta Air Lines flight makes an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland. The flight was en route to New York from Shannon itself, and had 276 passengers on board. It was reported that there was smoke in the cabin. //www.rte.ie/news/2006/0916/shannon.html?rss (RTÉ)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Hurricane Ophelia is downgraded to a tropical storm as it appears to head out to the Atlantic Ocean. //www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNewsarticle=UPI-1-20050916-07143300-bc-us-ophelia.xml (Science Daily)

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Hurricane Ivan strikes Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 3 storm, killing 25 in Alabama and Florida, becoming the 3rd costliest hurricane in American history (currently the 4th following the destruction of 2005's Hurricane Katrina).
Mexico and Japan finish 2-year-long negotiations and sign a Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City.
Hurricane Jeanne causes mudslides in Haiti, killing 3006.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Two suicide bombers drive an explosive-filled truck into a government security services building near Chechnya, killing 3 and injuring 25.
Same-sex marriage in Canada: A House of Commons motion brought by the Canadian Alliance reiterating the heterosexual definition of marriage is narrowly defeated. This motion is preparatory to the government's introduction of a bill to extend the Federal marriage law to include same-sex couples, expected within the next few months. //www.cbc.ca/news/background/samesexrights/mpvotes.html

Monday, September 16, 2002

U.S. plan to invade Iraq: Colin Powell meets with the U.N. Security Council to push for stronger resolutions against Iraq. In a surprise reversal, Iraq tells the UN it will allow weapons inspectors immediately and without condition.

Monday, September 16, 1996

Beast Wars first airs and becomes a milestone in the Transformers franchise through the use of CGI.

Friday, September 16, 1994

Danish tour guide Louise Jensen is abducted, raped and murdered by three British soldiers in Cyprus.

Wednesday, September 16, 1992

Black Wednesday: The pound sterling and the Italian lira are forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Monday, September 16, 1991

Judge Gerhard Gesell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issues a ruling clearing Col. Oliver North of all charges brought against him in the Iran–Contra affair.

Friday, September 16, 1988

Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds pitches the 12th perfect game in baseball history against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium.

Friday, September 16, 1983

Ronald Reagan announces that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be made available for civilian use.

Sunday, September 16, 1979

Two families flee from East Germany by balloon.

Saturday, September 16, 1978

General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq officially assumes the post of President of Pakistan.

Friday, September 16, 1977

Glam rock pioneer Marc Bolan dies in a car crash in Barnes, London.

Tuesday, September 16, 1975

Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.

Wednesday, September 16, 1964

"Bewitched", starring Elizabeth Montgomery, premieres on ABC.
"Shindig!" premieres on the "ABC", featuring the top musical acts of the Sixties.
"Goldfinger" opens in the UK.

Sunday, September 16, 1956

Television broadcasting commences in Australia.

Thursday, September 16, 1943

WWII: The Salerno Mutiny occurs within the British X Corps.

Tuesday, September 16, 1941

Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran is forced to resign in favor of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, under pressure from the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union.

Monday, September 16, 1940

WWII: The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 is signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt, creating the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.

Saturday, September 16, 1939

A ceasefire ends the undeclared Border War between The Soviet Union (and Mongolian allies) and Japan.

Wednesday, September 16, 1931

Hanging of Omar Mukhtar.
Japan stages the Mukden Incident as a pretext to occupy Manchuria.
Geli Raubal commits suicide in Adolf Hitler's apartment.

Sunday, September 16, 1928

The Okeechobee Hurricane kills at least 2,500 people in Florida.

Thursday, September 16, 1926

Philip Dunning and George Abbott's play "Broadway" premieres in New York City.

Thursday, September 16, 1920

The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City, killing 38 and injuring 400.

Tuesday, September 16, 1873

German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity for the Franco-Prussian War.

Wednesday, September 16, 1863

Robert College of IstanbulTurkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

Saturday, September 16, 1848

Wednesday, September 16, 1840

Joseph Strutt hands over the deeds and papers concerning the Derby Arboretum, which is to become England's first public park.

Wednesday, September 16, 1829

Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829: The Treaty of Adrianople gains for Russia some territory at the mouth of the Danube and along the eastern coast of the Black Sea.

Thursday, September 16, 1824

Charles X succeeds his brother Louis XVIII as King of France.

Monday, September 16, 1822

George Canning is appointed British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Constituent Congress of Peru begins its first session.

Sunday, September 16, 1810

"Grito de Dolores": Miguel Hidalgo, a Catholic priest from Guanajuato, incites the revolt that becomes the Mexican War of Independence.

Wednesday, September 16, 1795

British forces capture Cape Town from the Netherlands.ref name=CBH/

Monday, September 16, 1776

American Revolution: Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.

Tuesday, September 16, 1732

The magnitude 5.8 Montreal earthquake occurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Wednesday, September 16, 1711

Tuscarora natives kill John Lawson. Christoph von Graffenried and one African American slave are known to have been set free (approximate date).

Thursday, September 16, 1666

Friday, September 7, 1408 (Julianian calendar)

Thorstein Olafssøn marries Sigrid Bjørnsdatter in Hvalsey Church, in the last recorded event of the Norse history of Greenland.

Tuesday, September 7, 1400 (Julianian calendar)

Owain Glyndŵr is proclaimed Prince of Wales by his followers and begins attacking English strongholds in north-east Wales.
The Kingdom of Kongo begins.
Europe is reported to have around 52 million inhabitants.
In present-day Korea, King Jeongjong of Joseon abdicates in fear of an attack by his ambitious younger brother, Taejong. Taejong succeeds to the throne.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne created County Corporate by Henry IV.
Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg is declared as a rival to Holy Roman EmperorWenceslaus. However, Frederick is murdered shortly after.
Prince Parameswara establishes the Malacca Sultanate in present-day western Malaysia and northern Sumatra.
Hananchi succeeds Min as King of Hokuzan in present-day north Okinawa, Japan.
Timur conquers the Empire of The Black Sheep Turkomans, in present-day Armenia, and the Jalayirid Dynasty in present-day Iraq. Black Sheep ruler Qara Yusuf and Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad flee and take refuge with the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I.
Timur defeats both the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt to capture the city of Damascus in present-day Syria. Much of the city's inhabitants are subsequently massacred by Timur's troops.
Wallachia (now southern Romania) resists an invasion by the Ottomans.
Jean Froissart completes his "Chronicles" detailing the events of the 14th Century in France.
Five year old Trần An is forced to abdicate as ruler of Đại Việt (now Vietnam) in favour of his maternal grandfather Hồ Quý Ly, ending the Trần Dynasty and starting the Hồ Dynasty. Hồ Quý Ly subsequently changes the country's name to Đại Ngu.
The Medici family becomes powerful in Florence.
December ndash Manuel II Palaiologos becomes the first (and last) Byzantine Emperor to visit England.

Saturday, September 8, 1380 (Julianian calendar)

Charles V of France is succeeded by his twelve year old son, Charles VI.

Sunday, September 9, 1100 (Julianian calendar)

the Almoravid army defeats the Castellan troops at the battle of Malagón (near today's Ciudad Real).

Friday, September 13, 681 (Julianian calendar)

The Sixth Ecumenical Council (opened on November 12, 680 in Constantinople) concludes.

Thursday, September 13, 675 (Julianian calendar)

A typhoon strikes Japan.
The abbeys of Abingdon, England and Bath are founded.

Monday, September 15, 307 (Julianian calendar)

Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. After Emperor Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy to suppress Maxentius, he is executed (or forced to commit suicide).
Source: Wikipedia