Sunday, October 16, 2016
History for October 16 - On-This-Day.com:
Noah Webster 1758, Oscar Wilde 1854, David Ben-Gurion 1886
Eugene O'Neill 1888, Charles Colson 1931, Suzanne Somers (Mahoney) 1946
1793 - During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being convicted of treason.
1859 - Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, VA (now located in West Virginia).
1916 - Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City, NY.
1941 - The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. Romanians entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.
1964 - China detonated its first atomic bomb becoming the world's fifth nuclear power.
1982 - China announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.
1987 - Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well that she had fallen into in Midland, TX. The was trapped for 58 hours.