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History of June 16 | 16 June Today Historical Events

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Important events of 16 June

  • 1779 – Spain launches a war against Britain
  • 1815 – Napoleon defeats Prussia in the Battle of Ligny in the Netherlands.
  • 1858 – The battle of Morar was fought during the first Indian independence war.
  • 1881 – Austria and Hungary sign a military treaty with Serbia
  • 1903Roald Amundsen of Norway explores the sea route linking the islands of Canada across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This route is called Northwest Passage.
  • 1903Ford Motor Company started.
  • 1911IBM company was founded in New York. Previously it was named Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.
  • 1923Yakut Rebellion in Siberia and Russian Civil War Ends
  • 1924Whampoa Military Academy was established in China.
  • 1963 – Russian lady Lieutenant Valentina Tereshkova, 26, was the world’s first woman to fly for space.
  • 1976 – Ten thousand black school students in Toyota of South Africa demonstrated almost half a mile for their right to talk about poor quality education and in their own language. Over one hundred students were shot and more than thousand injured.
  • In 1992 – A book published in the name of ‘Diana – A True Story’ was published. It was told in this book that Diana tried to commit suicide several times in the last ten years.
  • 1997 – 50 people died in the massacre in Algeria.
  • 1999Thabo Mbeki elected second President of South Africa
  • 2007Sunita Williams becomes the longest living woman in space.
  • 2008 – California licensed to marry gay couples.
  • 2012 -China launched Spacecraft Shenzhou 9.
  • 2012 – United States Air Force Robotics Boeing X-37B spaceplane completes its mission and returns to Earth.

Read more: Important events of 15 June

Born on 16 June

  • 1920 – Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay was a famous singer, musician and film producer.
  • 1936 – Akhlaq Muhammad Khan is an Indian educationist and poet of Urdu poetry in India.
  • 1950Mithun Chakraborty, popularly known as Bollywood’s disco dancer, was born in Hindi films.

Died on 16 June

  • 1606Arjun Dev, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs.
  • 1925Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Indian Independence Fighter and Politician
  • 1999C. S. Venkatachari is an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • 2012Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud / Male / Ruler / Saudi Arabia
  • 2014Tony Gwynn / Men / Player / United States

National/International Holidays and Observations List 

  • International African Children’s Day
  • Africa Youth Day: South Africa
  • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikhism)


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