Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 16

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This is a list of selected October 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 October 16, 2019 featured article or the October 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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World Food Day; external links
456Magister militum Ricimer defeated Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and became master of the Western Roman Empire. refimprove section
1590 – Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo caught his wife having an extramarital affair with Duke Fabrizio Carafa of Andria and killed them both on the spot. refimprove section
1813 – The Sixth Coalition attacked Napoleon and the First French Empire in the Battle of Leipzig, the largest conflict in the Napoleonic Wars with over 500,000 troops involved. refimprove
1843William Rowan Hamilton first wrote down the fundamental formula for quaternions, carving the equation into the side of Broom Bridge in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland. unreferenced section
1846 – American dentist William T. G. Morton made a widely publicized demonstration of ether as a general anaesthetic. lots of CN tags
1859 – Hoping to start an armed slave revolt, American abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. refimprove section
1869 – Workers in Cardiff, New York, uncovered a 10 ft (3.0 m) tall petrified man, which was later revealed to be a hoax. refimprove section
1934Surrounded by Kuomintang troops, Zhou Enlai, Bo Gu, and Otto Braun led 130,000 Red Army soldiers and civilians on a "Long March" from Jiangxi. refimprove section
1945 – The Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in Quebec City, Canada, to lead international efforts to defeat hunger. refimprove section
1951 – The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. section needs to be rewritten
1968 – To protest racism in the United States, African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the Black Power salute during a medal ceremony at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. refimprove section
1972Emmerdale Farm, the United Kingdom's second-oldest soap opera, was first broadcast in the daytime on ITV. refimprove section
1975Five journalists for Australian television networks based in the town of Balibo were killed by Indonesian special force soldiers prior to their invasion of East Timor. unreferenced section
1986 – Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner made his ascent of Lhotse, making him the first person to climb all fourteen "eight-thousanders". refimprove section
1995Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam convened the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., in an effort to unite in self-help and self-defense against economic and social ills plaguing the African American community. citation formatting issues
2002Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, was officially inaugurated. multiple issues



October 16

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette

Pedro González de Lara (d. 1130) · Lucy Stanton (b. 1831) · Angela Lansbury (b. 1925)

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