Wednesday, October 16, 2002
British police place General Augusto Pinochet
under house arrest during his medical treatment in the UK
Thursday, October 16, 1997
The first color photograph appears on the front page of the New York Times
The Million Man March is held in Washington, D.C. The event was conceived by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Wednesday, October 16, 1991
Thursday, October 16, 1986
Tuesday, October 16, 1979
A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.
Thursday, October 16, 1975
Anwar Sadat officially becomes President of Egypt.
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi
as his prime minister.
October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.
The Soviet Union launches the "Zond 8
" lunar probe.
Thursday, October 16, 1969
General Siad Barre comes to power in Somalia in a coup, 6 days after the assassination of President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke.
Willard S. Boyle and George Smith invent the CCD
at Bell Laboratories
(30 years later, this technology is widely used in digital cameras).
Fourteen black athletes are kicked off the University of Wyoming
football team for wearing black armbands into their coach's office.
Vietnam War: Battle of Ong Thanh
Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature "The Jungle Book", the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, "Charlie the Lonesome Cougar".
The musical "Hair
" opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April.
Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez
, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center.
Grace Slick performs live for the first time with Jefferson Airplane.
Wednesday, October 16, 1963
Tuesday, October 16, 1962
Thursday, October 16, 1958
Thursday, October 16, 1952
"Limelight" opens in London writer/actor/director/producer Charlie Chaplin arrives by ocean liner in transit his re-entry permit to the USA is revoked by J. Edgar Hoover.
Saturday, October 16, 1948
Tuesday, October 16, 1945
Thursday, October 16, 1941
Wednesday, October 16, 1940
The draft registration of approximately 16 million men begins in the United States
Winston Churchill, in a broadcast address to the United States, condemns the Munich Agreement as a defeat and calls upon America and western Europe to prepare for armed resistance against Hitler.
Tuesday, October 16, 1934
Thursday, October 16, 1913
Wednesday, October 16, 1912
pilots Radul Minkov and Prodan Toprakchiev perform the first bombing with an airplane in history, at the railway station of Karaagac near Edirne
Tuesday, October 16, 1906
Russian Revolution of 1905: The Russian army opens fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn, killing 94 and injuring over 200.
Thursday, October 16, 1902
The first Borstal
(youth offenders' institution) opens in Borstal
, Kent, U.K.
Saturday, October 16, 1875
Saturday, October 16, 1869
John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Saturday, October 16, 1841
Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, by Rev. Thomas Liddell, who carries a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and becomes the school's first principal.
Thursday, October 16, 1834
Saturday, October 16, 1813
Thursday, October 16, 1760
Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Kloster-K: Ferdinand of Brunswick is beaten back from the Rhine by a French army.
Tuesday, October 16, 1759
Smeaton's Tower, John Smeaton’s Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of South West England, is first illuminated.
Seven Years' War: Hungarian raiders plunder Berlin.
Wednesday, October 16, 1737
Sunday, October 6, 1555 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, October 8, 1367 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Urban V makes the first attempt to move the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon. This move is reversed in 1370 when he is forced to return to Avignon and shortly afterwards dies.
Otto I, the Evil, becomes Duke of the independent city of Göttingen
(now in Germany
) after the death of his father, Ernst I
creates the first royal library in France.
A stone Kremlin Wall is built around Moscow to resist invasion by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Friday, October 12, 708 (Julianian calendar)