Wednesday, 16 June 2010

June 16 - Events

June 16th Details:
June 16th Events:
1487 – Battle of Stoke Field - final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
1586 – Philip II of Spain is recognized by Mary, Queen of Scots as her heir & successor.
1745 – British troops take Cape Breton Island, Canada.
1745 – War of the Austrian Succession - Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
1746 – War of Austrian Succession - Austria & Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
1755 – French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians (French & Indian War).
1774 – Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
1779 – Siege of Gibraltar begins - Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1815 – Battle of Ligny & Battle of Quatre Bras.
1836 – Formation of the London Working Men's Association which gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
1846 – The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes - Pope Pius IX is elected Pope.
1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
1858 – Battle of Morar - occurs during the Indian Mutiny.
1871 – The University Tests Act - allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge & Durham without religious tests (except for courses in theology).
1883 – The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England.
1891 – John Abbott becomes Canada's third Prime Minister.
1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed.
1903 – Incorporation of the Ford Motor Company.
1903 – Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage after leaving Oslo, Norway.
1904 – Assassination of Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland, by Eugen Schauman.
1904 – James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle & uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses - this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
1915 – British Women's Institute founded.
1922 – Irish Free State General election.
1924 – The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
1925 – The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established.
1930 – Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
1940 – Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Premier of Vichy France (World War II).
1940 – Installation of a Communist government in Lithuania.
1958 – Execution of Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter & other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.
1963 – Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space (Soviet Space Program).
1972 – Ulrike Meinhof, a Red Army Faction member, is captured by police in Langenhagen.
1976 – Soweto uprising in Soweto, South Africa - turns into riots when police open fire on the crowd.
1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California.
1989 – Reburial of Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, in Budapest.
1997 – Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria.
2000 – Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel complies with the exception of the disputed Sheba Farms.

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