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16th of September 0307 EVENT Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Emperor Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.
16th of September 1400 EVENT Owain Glyndwr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
16th of September 1620 EVENT The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
16th of September 1701 EVENT James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
16th of September 1776 EVENT American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
16th of September 1795 EVENT The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France's occupation of the Netherlands.
16th of September 1810 EVENT With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain.
16th of September 1812 EVENT The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
16th of September 1863 EVENT Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
16th of September 1880 EVENT The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, N.Y.. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily in the United States.
16th of September 1893 EVENT Settlers race in Oklahoma for prime land in the Cherokee Strip.
16th of September 1908 EVENT The General Motors Corporation is founded.
16th of September 1919 EVENT The American Legion is incorporated.
16th of September 1920 EVENT The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City : 38 are killed and 400 injured.
16th of September 1941 EVENT World War II: concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany during World War II, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
16th of September 1945 EVENT World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
16th of September 1947 EVENT Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
16th of September 1955 EVENT Juan Peron is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
16th of September 1963 EVENT Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
16th of September 1966 EVENT The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
16th of September 1970 EVENT King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
16th of September 1975 EVENT Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
16th of September 1975 EVENT The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
16th of September 1975 EVENT The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
16th of September 1976 EVENT Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
16th of September 1978 EVENT An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
16th of September 1980 EVENT Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
16th of September 1982 EVENT Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
16th of September 1987 EVENT The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
16th of September 1990 EVENT The railroad between the People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan becomes complete at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
16th of September 1991 EVENT The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
16th of September 1992 EVENT Black Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
16th of September 2005 EVENT The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.
16th of September 2007 EVENT One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
16th of September 0016 BIRTHDAY Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
16th of September 1098 BIRTHDAY Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179)
16th of September 1386 BIRTHDAY King Henry V of England, (d. 1422)
16th of September 1507 BIRTHDAY Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
16th of September 1557 BIRTHDAY Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)
16th of September 1651 BIRTHDAY Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
16th of September 1666 BIRTHDAY Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
16th of September 1678 BIRTHDAY Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
16th of September 1722 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
16th of September 1725 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
16th of September 1745 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
16th of September 1782 BIRTHDAY Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
16th of September 1795 BIRTHDAY Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer (d. 1870)
16th of September 1823 BIRTHDAY Francis Parkman, American historian (d. 1893)
16th of September 1827 BIRTHDAY Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
16th of September 1844 BIRTHDAY Claude-Paul Taffanel, French flautist, conductor and instructor regarded as the founder of the French Flute School (d. 1908)
16th of September 1853 BIRTHDAY Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
16th of September 1858 BIRTHDAY Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)
16th of September 1859 BIRTHDAY Yuan Shikai, Chinese politician (d. 1916)
16th of September 1866 BIRTHDAY Georg Voigt, German politician (d. 1927)
16th of September 1875 BIRTHDAY James C. Penney, American department store founder (d. 1971)
16th of September 1881 BIRTHDAY Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
16th of September 1883 BIRTHDAY T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
16th of September 1886 BIRTHDAY Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor and painter (d. 1966)
16th of September 1887 BIRTHDAY Nadia Boulanger, French composer and teacher (d. 1979)
16th of September 1888 BIRTHDAY F. E. Sillanpaa, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
16th of September 1891 BIRTHDAY Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)
16th of September 1891 BIRTHDAY Karl Donitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)
16th of September 1893 BIRTHDAY Alexander Korda, Hungarian film director (d. 1956)
16th of September 1893 BIRTHDAY Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
16th of September 1896 BIRTHDAY Margaret Fitzgerald, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2009)
16th of September 1897 BIRTHDAY Milt Franklyn, American musician (d. 1962)
16th of September 1898 BIRTHDAY H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
16th of September 1905 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
16th of September 1906 BIRTHDAY Jack Churchill, English soldier (d. 1996)
16th of September 1910 BIRTHDAY Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
16th of September 1910 BIRTHDAY Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
16th of September 1914 BIRTHDAY Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (d. 1999)
16th of September 1916 BIRTHDAY Robert Bradshaw, Saint Kitts and Nevis politician (d. 1978)
16th of September 1916 BIRTHDAY M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
16th of September 1916 BIRTHDAY Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
16th of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
16th of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Andy Russell, American popular vocalist (d. 1992)
16th of September 1921 BIRTHDAY Jon Hendricks, American jazz singer
16th of September 1922 BIRTHDAY Marcel Mouloudji, French actor and singer (d. 1994)
16th of September 1922 BIRTHDAY Janis Paige, American actress
16th of September 1922 BIRTHDAY Guy Hamilton, English film director
16th of September 1923 BIRTHDAY Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore
16th of September 1924 BIRTHDAY Lauren Bacall, American actress
16th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Charlie Byrd, American musician (d. 1999)
16th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Charles Haughey, Prime Minister of Ireland (d. 2006)
16th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY B. B. King, American musician
16th of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Tommy Bond, American actor (d. 2005)
16th of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Takao Tanabe, Canadian painter
16th of September 1927 BIRTHDAY Peter Falk, American actor
16th of September 1927 BIRTHDAY Jack Kelly, American actor (d. 1992)
16th of September 1928 BIRTHDAY Lady Gwen Thompson, British occultist (d. 1986)
16th of September 1930 BIRTHDAY Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)
16th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Elgin Baylor, American basketball player
16th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY George Chakiris, American actor
16th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d. 2008)
16th of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Jules Bass, American author, producer, director and composer
16th of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist
16th of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Carl Andre, American artist
16th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Alexander Medved, Russian wrestler
16th of September 1939 BIRTHDAY Breyten Breytenbach, South African writer and painter
16th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Richard Perle, American political advisor
16th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Bernie Calvert, British musician (The Hollies)
16th of September 1943 BIRTHDAY James Alan McPherson, American writer
16th of September 1944 BIRTHDAY Winston Grennan, Jamaican American drummer
16th of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Pat Stevens, American actress and voice actress (d. 2010)
16th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
16th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
16th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
16th of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Russ Abbot, British comedian
16th of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
16th of September 1948 BIRTHDAY Kenney Jones, English musician (The Small Faces; Faces; The Who)
16th of September 1948 BIRTHDAY Ron Blair, American bassist
16th of September 1948 BIRTHDAY Susan Ruttan, American actress
16th of September 1949 BIRTHDAY Ed Begley, Jr., American actor
16th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
16th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY David Bellamy, American guitarist and singer
16th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Henry Louis Gates, American scholar
16th of September 1952 BIRTHDAY Mickey Rourke, American actor
16th of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
16th of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
16th of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Eric Vail, Canadian ice hockey player
16th of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Jerry Pate, American golfer
16th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Earl Klugh, American jazz guitarist
16th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY William McKeen, American author
16th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
16th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Frank Reed, American singer (The Chi-Lites)
16th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Ron Brewer, American basketball player
16th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Janet Ellis, British television presenter
16th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
16th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Robin Yount, American baseball player
16th of September 1956 BIRTHDAY David Copperfield, American magician
16th of September 1957 BIRTHDAY David McCreery, Irish footballer
16th of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer
16th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Orel Hershiser, American baseball player
16th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
16th of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Tilly, American actress
16th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Dave Richardson, former South African cricketer
16th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Tim Raines, American baseball player
16th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Peter Keleghan, Canadian actor
16th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Danny John-Jules, British actor
16th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Yianna Katsoulos, French singer
16th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
16th of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
16th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Richard Marx, American singer
16th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Molly Shannon, American actress
16th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
16th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Dave Sabo, American musician (Skid Row)
16th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Mary Coustas, Australian entertainer
16th of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Katy Kurtzman, American actress
16th of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Karl-Heinz Riedle, German footballer
16th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Kevin Young, American athlete
16th of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
16th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Marc Anthony, American singer
16th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Walt Becker, American director and writer
16th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
16th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Janno Gibbs, Filipino singer
16th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Mark Schultz, American musician
16th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
16th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Sprent Dabwido, Nauruan politician
16th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Mark Bruener, American football player
16th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Shalane McCall, American actress
16th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY James Westman, Canadian Operatic Baritone
16th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY George Corrie, English footballer
16th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Justin Haythe, American writer
16th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
16th of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Shannon Noll, Australian singer and songwriter
16th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
16th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Greg Buckner, American basketball player
16th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Greg Ball, American politician
16th of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Dan Dickau, American basketball player
16th of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Matthew Rogers, American singer
16th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
16th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Aileen Celeste, Venezuelan actress
16th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Fanny, French singer
16th of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
16th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
16th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
16th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Michele Rizzo, Italian rugby player
16th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Leon Knight, English footballer
16th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer
16th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Brandon Moss, American baseball player
16th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY John Afoa, New Zealand All Black rugby player
16th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Legedu Naanee, American football player
16th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer
16th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Katie Melua, Georgian/British singer
16th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls)
16th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Serginho, Brazilian footballer
16th of September 1985 BIRTHDAY Madeline Zima, American actress
16th of September 1986 BIRTHDAY Ian Harding, American Actor
16th of September 1986 BIRTHDAY Kyla Pratt, American actress
16th of September 1986 BIRTHDAY Gordon Beckham, American baseball player
16th of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
16th of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Travis Wall, American dancer and dance instructor
16th of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Daren Kagasoff, American actor
16th of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Kyle Lafferty, Northern Irish Footballer
16th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Teddy Geiger, American singer
16th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Sarah Steele, American actress
16th of September 1989 BIRTHDAY Dustin Tokarski, Canadian ice hockey goalie
16th of September 1992 BIRTHDAY Nick Jonas, American singer and guitar player (Jonas Brothers)
16th of September 2005 BIRTHDAY Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan
16th of September 0096 DEATH Domitian, Roman Emperor (Born 51)
16th of September 0307 DEATH Severus II, Roman Emperor
16th of September 0827 DEATH Pope Valentine
16th of September 1087 DEATH Pope Victor III (Born 1026)
16th of September 1100 DEATH Bernold of Constance, German chronicler (Born 1054)
16th of September 1345 DEATH John IV, Duke of Brittany (Born 1295)
16th of September 1380 DEATH King Charles V of France (Born 1338)
16th of September 1394 DEATH Avignon Pope Clement VII (Born 1342)
16th of September 1406 DEATH Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (Born 1336)
16th of September 1498 DEATH Tomas de Torquemada, first grand inquisitor of Spain (Born 1420)
16th of September 1589 DEATH Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (Born 1513)
16th of September 1672 DEATH Anne Bradstreet, American colonial poet (Born 1612)
16th of September 1701 DEATH James II of England and VII of Scotland (Born 1633)
16th of September 1736 DEATH Gabriel Fahrenheit, German physicist (Born 1686)
16th of September 1775 DEATH Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (Born 1684)
16th of September 1782 DEATH Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (Born 1705)
16th of September 1792 DEATH Quang Trung, Tay Son dynasty's emperor of Viet Nam (Born 1788)
16th of September 1803 DEATH Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (Born 1754)
16th of September 1824 DEATH King Louis XVIII of France (Born 1755)
16th of September 1843 DEATH Ezekiel Hart, Canadian entrepreneur and politician, and the first Jew to be elected to public office in the British Empire (Born 1770)
16th of September 1864 DEATH John Hanning Speke, English explorer (Born 1827)
16th of September 1865 DEATH Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (Born 1792)
16th of September 1887 DEATH Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (Born 1841)
16th of September 1896 DEATH Antonio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (Born 1836)
16th of September 1898 DEATH Ramon Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (Born 1827)
16th of September 1911 DEATH Edward Whymper, English mountain climber (Born 1840)
16th of September 1925 DEATH Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (Born 1888)
16th of September 1932 DEATH Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1857)
16th of September 1933 DEATH George Gore, American baseball player (Born 1857)
16th of September 1944 DEATH Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (Born 1870)
16th of September 1945 DEATH John McCormack, Irish tenor (Born 1884)
16th of September 1950 DEATH Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (Born 1881)
16th of September 1957 DEATH Qi Baishi, Chinese painter (Born 1864)
16th of September 1965 DEATH Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (Born 1906)
16th of September 1975 DEATH Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (Born 1896)
16th of September 1977 DEATH Marc Bolan, English musician (Born 1947)
16th of September 1977 DEATH Maria Callas, Greek-American soprano (Born 1923)
16th of September 1978 DEATH Lavrentis Dianellos, Greek actor (Born 1911)
16th of September 1980 DEATH Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (Born 1896)
16th of September 1987 DEATH Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (Born 1922)
16th of September 1992 DEATH Millicent Fenwick, American politician and writer (Born 1910)
16th of September 1993 DEATH Rok Petrovic, Slovenian skier (Born 1966)
16th of September 1996 DEATH McGeorge Bundy, U.S. National Security Advisor (Born 1919)
16th of September 1996 DEATH Gene Nelson, American actor (Born 1920)
16th of September 2000 DEATH Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (Born 1969)
16th of September 2001 DEATH Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (Born 1918)
16th of September 2002 DEATH James Gregory, American actor (Born 1911)
16th of September 2003 DEATH Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (Born 1921)
16th of September 2003 DEATH Erich Hallhuber, German actor (Born 1951)
16th of September 2004 DEATH Michael Donaghy Poet, (Born 1954)
16th of September 2005 DEATH Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser (Born 1920)
16th of September 2005 DEATH Harry Freedman, Canadian composer and music educator (Born 1922)
16th of September 2006 DEATH Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (Born 1955)
16th of September 2006 DEATH Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1925)
16th of September 2007 DEATH Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (Born 1948)
16th of September 2008 DEATH Norman Whitfield, associated with the Temptations (Born 1940)
16th of September 2009 DEATH Myles Brand, NCAA President (Born 1942)
16th of September 2009 DEATH Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (Born 1936)
16th of September 2010 DEATH Jim Towers, English footballer (Born 1933)

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