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October 16th, 2002 (October 16 2002)EventBibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
October 16th, 1998 (October 16 1998)EventFormer Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
October 16th, 1996 (October 16 1996)EventEighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
October 16th, 1995 (October 16 1995)EventThe Million Man March occurs in Washington, DC.
October 16th, 1993 (October 16 1993)EventAnti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
October 16th, 1991 (October 16 1991)EventLuby s massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby s Cafeteria.
October 16th, 1991 (October 16 1991)EventJharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
October 16th, 1987 (October 16 1987)EventGreat Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
October 16th, 1984 (October 16 1984)EventDesmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Desmond Tutu Quotes
October 16th, 1978 (October 16 1978)EventPope John Paul II is elected in Rome.
October 16th, 1975 (October 16 1975)EventThe Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
October 16th, 1973 (October 16 1973)EventHenry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Henry Kissinger Quotes
October 16th, 1970 (October 16 1970)EventCanadaIn response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act.Pierre Trudeau Quotes
October 16th, 1968 (October 16 1968)EventUnited States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked out of the USA s team for performing a Black Power salute during a medal ceremony.
October 16th, 1968 (October 16 1968)EventKingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
October 16th, 1964 (October 16 1964)EventPeople s Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon; Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Aleksey Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secreaty of the CPSU and Premier, respectively.Leonid Brezhnev Quotes
October 16th, 1962 (October 16 1962)EventCuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Cuba began.
October 16th, 1951 (October 16 1951)EventThe first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
October 16th, 1949 (October 16 1949)EventNikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a "temporary cease-fire", effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
October 16th, 1949 (October 16 1949)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and German Democratic Republic were established.
October 16th, 1946 (October 16 1946)EventTen war criminals of the Second World War, condemned in the Nuremberg trials are hanged.
October 16th, 1945 (October 16 1945)EventThe Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in Quebec City, Canada.
October 16th, 1940 (October 16 1940)EventBenjamin O. Davis Sr. named first African American general in the United States Army.
October 16th, 1940 (October 16 1940)EventWarsaw Ghetto established.
October 16th, 1939 (October 16 1939)EventWorld War II: First attack on British territory by German Luftwaffe.
October 16th, 1934 (October 16 1934)EventChinese 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. Mao Zedong Quotes
October 16th, 1923 (October 16 1923)EventThe Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.Walt Disney Quotes
October 16th, 1916 (October 16 1916)EventMargaret Sanger founds Planned Parenthood by opening the first U.S. birth control clinic.Margaret Sanger Quotes
October 16th, 1906 (October 16 1906)EventThe Captain of Kopenick fools the city hall of Kopenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
October 16th, 1905 (October 16 1905)EventThe Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
October 16th, 1882 (October 16 1882)EventThe Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
October 16th, 1875 (October 16 1875)EventBrigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
October 16th, 1869 (October 16 1869)EventCardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is discovered.
October 16th, 1869 (October 16 1869)EventEngland s first residential college for women, Girton College, Cambridge, is founded.
October 16th, 1859 (October 16 1859)EventJohn Brown leads raid on Harper s Ferry, West Virginia
October 16th, 1843 (October 16 1843)EventSir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
October 16th, 1841 (October 16 1841)EventQueen s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
October 16th, 1834 (October 16 1834)EventMuch of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster in London is burnt down.
October 16th, 1813 (October 16 1813)EventThe Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
October 16th, 1793 (October 16 1793)EventMarie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette Quotes
October 16th, 1793 (October 16 1793)EventBattle of Wattignies.
October 16th, 1781 (October 16 1781)EventGeorge Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.George Washington Quotes
October 16th, 1780 (October 16 1780)EventRoyalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
October 16th, 1775 (October 16 1775)EventPortland, Maine burnt by the British.
October 16th, 0456 (October 16 0456)EventMagister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.

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