The August 16th is the 228e Jour of the Année (229e in the event of Leap year) of the Gregorian Calendrier.
1 to 1900
1620 : In France, victory of the royal troops over those of the revolt of the princes.
- 1631 : Achille de Harlay de Sancy is named bishop of Saint-Malo. It will remain it until its resignation in 1646.
- 1639 : Release of the Polish prince Jean Casimir Vasa, which will become king de Pologne in 1648 (Jean II Casimir Vasa ( Jan II Kazimierz Waza ), also called Casimir V), held since February in the keep of the Citadelle of Sisteron, on order of Richelieu.
- 1790 : Laws voted by the Constituent , founding the district courts.
- 1804 : First handing-over of legions of honor by Napoleon.
- 1812, War of 1812: The British major-general Isaac Brock and Tecumseh seizes Detroit, with a coalition of militiamans, regular Britanniques and of warlike Amerindians.
- 1870 : Battle of March-the-Turn or Battle of Rezonville , last large battles of cavalry which took place in Europe.
- 1876 : First representation of the opera Siegfried of Richard Wagner with Bayreuth.
- 1898 : The American astronomer DeLisle Stewart exposes photographic plates of Saturn to the astronomical observation station of Arequipa to the Peru, depend on the Harvard College Observatory . The examination of those will make it possible to the professor William Henry Pickering to discover, in 1899, Phœbé, one of the the moons of Saturn.
- 1972 : Military attempt at putsch against Hassan II by the general Oufkir.
- 1984 : First flight of the ATR42
- 1986: A tornado crosses the town of the Charity-on-Loire.
- 1987 : A DC-9 of the Northwest Airlines is crushed on a highway after having run up against a bridge shortly after the takeoff of Detroit: 156 dead including two motorists. To see the complete article: Flight 255 Northwest Airlines.
- 1990 : In order to be able to carry a Gas mask, the Juif S orthodoxe S of Israel are authorized to shave.
- 1993 : Creation of the distribution Debian GNU/Linux by Ian Murdock.
- 1999 : The double posting of the fruit and vegetables between officially into force in the Euro area.
- 2004 : With Málaga (Spain), alternate of Pedro Gutiérrez Lorenzo known as “El Capea”, Spanish Matador.
- 2005 : Air crash of the Flight 708 West Caribbean, the 152 passengers (whose 152 Inhabitant of Martinique) and the eight team members all are killed.
- 1645: Jean of the Heather, writer and moralist French († May 10th 1696)
- 1646: John Flamsteed, British astronomer († December 31st 1719)
- 1688: Gaspard of Clermont-Thunder, military French of the 18th century, Marquis of Cruzy and Vauvillers (known as of Clermont-Thunder), then duke of Clermont-Thunder, Even of France, constable, hereditary Master of Dauphine, Marshal of France. († March 16th 1781)
- 1744: Pierre Méchain, French astronomer († September 20th 1804)
- 1799: Rigores (Castling Miranda Cop), Spanish Matador († February 14th 1843).
- 1832 : Wilhelm Wundt, psychologist and German philosopher († August 31st 1920)
- 1836: Agustín Perera, Spanish Matador († June 12th 1870).
- 1845 : Gabriel Lippmann, physicist, Nobel Prize 1908.
- 1860 : Jules Laforgue, Poet French († 1887)
- 1884: Hugo Gernsback, writer of Science fiction († August 19th 1967)
- 1888: Lawrence of Arabia (Thomas Edward Lawrence), officer and writer († May 19th 1935)
- 1905: Marian Rejewski, Cryptologue Polish († February 13rd 1980)
- 1913: Menahem Begin, sixth Prime Minister of Israel († March 9th 1992)
- 1933: Stuart Roosa, American astronaut († December 12th 1994)
- 1934: Pierre Richard (Pierre Richard Charles Léopold Defays), actor and realizer French
- 1939: Valeri Rioumine, Russian cosmonaut
- 1939: Daniele Bour, French illustrator
- 1941: Théoneste Bagosora, Rwandan soldier instigator of the genocide
- 1943: Daniel Paul, French politician
- 1944: Mosquito, French singer
- 1946: Sheila, French artist
- 1954: James Cameron, realizer, scenario writer and American producer
- Louise Veronica Ciccone (known as Madonna), singer and American actress
- Peter J. Wisoff, American astronaut
- 1964: Jimmy Arias, American tennis player
- 1969: Miguel Rodríguez, Spanish Matador .
- 1970 : Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist Olympic champion († July 18th 1995)
- 1974: Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer
- 1987: Carey Price, hockey player (goalkeeper)
- 640: Saint Arnoul de Soissons, bishop
- 1153: Bernard de Tramelay, Master of the Order of the Temple.
- 1678 : Andrew Marvell, English poet (° March 31st 1621).
- 1695 : Christopher Merrett, Doctor and Naturalist English (° February 16th 1614).
- 1829 : Edouard-Léonor Havin, appointed French (° July 9th 1755).
- 1846 : Sylvain Charles Valée, Marshal of France (° December 17th 1773).
- 1938 : Robert Johnson, American musician (° May 8th 1911).
- 1949 : Margaret Mitchell, writer American (° November 8th 1900).
- 1972 : Pierre Brasseur, actor and realizer French (° December 22nd 1905)
- 1977: Elvis Aaron Presley, American singer of Rock' roll (° January 8th 1935)
- 1987: Pepe Cáceres (Jose Eslava Cáceres), Matador Colombia N (° March 16th 1935).
- 2003 : Idi Amin Hobby-horse, military Ugandan (° May 17th 1928), dictator of Uganda of 1971 with 1979
- 2005: Frère Roger, Swiss priest, founder and organizer of the the Community of Taizé (° May 12th 1915).
- 2006 : Alfredo Stroessner, president-dictator of the Paraguay of 1954 with 1989 (° 3 November 1912)
- 2007 :
Catholic and orthodoxe saints of the day
Mandilion : transfer in 944 of Édesse in Constantinople.
- Holy Armel
Orthodoxe saints of the day
- Constantin Brancoveanu (+ 1714), martyr with his adviser his four sons.
Catholic saints of the day
- Roch of Montpellier
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