Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 16
This is a list of selected June 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.
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|1745 – King George's War: British colonial forces led by William Pepperrell captured the French stronghold at Fortress Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island after a six-week siege.||Fortress article has refimprove section, Siege article needs footnotes|
|1846 – Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti was elected as Pius IX; he became the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church.||refimprove|
|1858 – United States Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided Speech" in Springfield, Illinois, referring to the division of the country between slave states and free states as "A house divided against itself cannot stand".||mostly full of quotations|
|1911 – Computing company IBM was founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.||refimprove section|
|1924 – The Whampoa Military Academy officially opened under the Kuomintang in the Republic of China.||refimprove|
|1976 – Police in Soweto opened fire on schoolchildren protesting against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools, triggering a series of nationwide demonstrations, strikes, riots and violence.||unreferenced section|
|2000 – Israel complied with the UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of its issuance, withdrawing from all of Lebanon except the disputed Shebaa farms.||saved for March 19|
- 632 – The final king of the Sasanian Empire of Iran, Yazdegerd III, took the throne at the age of eight.
- 1487 – Lancastrian forces defeated Yorkist supporters at the Battle of Stoke Field in East Stoke, Nottinghamshire, England, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses.
- 1815 – Napoleonic Wars: French Marshal Michel Ney earned a strategic victory against the Anglo-Dutch army in the Battle of Quatre Bras.
- 1904 – Irish author James Joyce began his relationship with Nora Barnacle, and subsequently used the date to set the actions for his 1922 novel Ulysses.
- 1958 – Imre Nagy and other leaders of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956 were executed following secret trials.
- 1960 – The thriller/horror film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on a novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, was released.
- 1961 – Pioneering Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union at Paris–Le Bourget Airport with the help of French police and a Parisian socialite friend.
- 1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival rock festival, the venue for the first major American performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, and Ravi Shankar, began in Monterey, California.
- 1407 – During the Ming–Hồ War, the Chinese Ming armies captured Hồ Quý Ly and his sons, thus ending the Vietnamese Hồ dynasty.
- 1795 – French Revolutionary Wars: Off the coast of Brittany, a British Royal Navy battle squadron commanded by William Cornwallis fended off a numerically superior French Navy fleet.
- 1883 – More than 180 out of 1,100 children died in the Victoria Hall stampede in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs to collect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
- 1963 – Aboard Vostok 6, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (pictured) became the first woman in space.
- 2010 – Bhutan became the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.