Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 16

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This is a list of selected December 16 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Independence Day in Kazakhstan (1991) refimprove section
; Victory Day in Bangladesh and India (1971) India: refimprove
755An Lushan revolted against Tang Chinese Chancellor Yang Guozhong, initiating an eight-year rebellion. refimprove section
1838Great Trek: Over 450 Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius defeated an estimated 10,000 Zulu at the Battle of Blood River in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. refimprove section
1944World War II: The Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany launched its final offensive in the western front, the Battle of the Bulge. refimprove section
1960 – Two airliners collided in mid-air in heavy clouds over Staten Island, New York City, killing 134 people. refimprove section
1989 – The Romanian Revolution began as a protest in the city of Timişoara against an attempt by the government to evict dissident priest László Tőkés. outdated
1998 – The United States and United Kingdom launched a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets in response to Iraq's failure to comply with several U.N. Security Council resolutions as well as their interference with U.N. Special Commission inspectors. requires expansion
2014Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants attacked an Army Public School in Peshawar, killing 145 people, mostly schoolchildren. refimprove section
Maria Rundell (d. 1828) TFA for 2019



December 16: National Day in Bahrain (1961); Day of Reconciliation in South Africa

Nathaniel Fiennes (d. 1669) · Bertha Lamme Feicht (b. 1869) · H. D. Kumaraswamy (b. 1959)

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