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Know what happened on 16th June


Importance of 16th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 16th June special in the world history.

1999
Death of David Edward Sutch (Screaming Lord Sutch), British musician and maverick political leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Great Britain
1983
Yuri Andropov became president of the USSR .
Russian Federation
1977
Death of Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist
Germany
1971
Death of Lord Reith, first Director General of the BBC
Great Britain
1963
First space flight by Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space.
Russian Federation
1958
Death of Imre Nagy, Hungarian Prime Minister, executed .
Hungary
1915
The Women's Institute was founded in Britain.
Great Britain
1911
IBM founded by the merger of three existing businesses. The combined companies were called the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, catchy name eh!
United States
1903
Ford Motor Company founded
1902
Birth of Barbara McClintock, Nobel Laureate
United States
1890
Birth of Stan Laurel, Actor
Great Britain
1869
Death of Charles Sturt, explorer of Australian river systems, most notably the Murray.
Great Britain
1858
Death of John Snow, British physician, pioneer of anaesthesia and medical hygiene; traced the source of the cholera outbreak in London in 1854;.
Great Britain
1858
Indian Mutiny: Battle of Morar .
India
1858
Birth of King Gustav V of Sweden .
Sweden
1829
Birth of Geronimo, Native American leader.
United States
1821
Birth of Old Tom Morris, golfer who won the British Open 4 times.
Great Britain
1723
Birth of Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher whose book The Wealth of Nations was, and still is, hugely influential.
Great Britain
1722
Death of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and victor of the Battle of Blenheim.
Great Britain
1487
Battle of Stoke Field – Henry VII's victory end the War of the Roses
Great Britain
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