Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 16

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This is a list of selected July 16 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 16, 2019 featured article or the July 16, 2019 featured picture.

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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Feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Roman Catholic Church); refimprove section
622 – The epoch of the Islamic calendar occurred, marking the year that Muhammad began his Hijra from Mecca to Medina. refimprove section
1779American Revolutionary War: A select force of Continental Army infantry made a surprise night attack and captured a fortified position of the British Army on the Hudson River south of West Point, New York. refimprove section
1862David Farragut became the first person to be promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy. refimprove section
1979Saddam Hussein replaced the resigning Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as President of Iraq, after having gradually usurped power from his cousin. refimprove section
1981Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia's fourth prime minister, a post which he held for 22 years, making him the country's longest-serving one. refimprove section
1990 – The parliament of Ukrainian SSR adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine. stub
1990 – A 7.8 MS earthquake struck the densely populated Philippine island of Luzon, killing an estimated 1,621 people. refimprove
1999John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. refimprove section
2001 – Russia and the People's Republic of China signed the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation, a twenty-year strategic treaty. no footnotes


July 16: Marine Day in Japan (2018)

Impact site of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9
Impact site of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9

An-Nasir Ahmad of Egypt (d. 1344) · Ellen G. White (d. 1915) · Albert Kesselring (d. 1960)

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