Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92761August 16Event1906 – An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hits Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people.
92762August 16Event1913 – Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) becomes the first university in Japan to admit female students.
92763August 16Event1913 – Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.
92764August 16Event1918 – The Battle of Lake Baikal was fought between the Czechoslovak Legion and the Red Army.
92765August 16Event1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first
92766August 16Event1920 – The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
92767August 16Event1920 – Polish–Soviet War: The Battle of Radzymin concludes the Soviet Red Army is forced to turn away from Warsaw.
92768August 16Event1923 – The United Kingdom gives the name "Ross Dependency" to part of its claimed Antarctic territory and makes the Governor-General of the Dominion of New Zealand its administrator.
92769August 16Event1927 – The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.
92770August 16Event1929 – The 1929 Palestine riots break out in Mandatory Palestine between Palestinian Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.
92771August 16Event1930 – The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
92772August 16Event1930 – The first British Empire Games were opened in Hamilton, Ontario by the Governor General of Canada, the Viscount Willingdon.
92773August 16Event1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
92774August 16Event1944 – First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
92775August 16Event1945 – An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantarō Suzuki.
92776August 16Event1945 – Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
92777August 16Event1945 – The National Representatives' Congress, the precursor of the current National Assembly of Vietnam, convenes in Sơn Dương.
92778August 16Event1946 – Mass riots in Kolkata begin, in which more than 4,000 would be killed in 72 hours.
92779August 16Event1946 – The All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress is founded in Secunderabad.
92780August 16Event1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.
92781August 16Event1960 – Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
92782August 16Event1960 – Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that held until 2012: High-altitude jump, free fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
92783August 16Event1962 – Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.
92784August 16Event1964 – Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaces Dương Văn Minh with General Nguyễn Khánh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
92785August 16Event1966 – Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and
92786August 16Event1972 – In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.
92787August 16Event1987 – Northwest Airlines Flight 255 a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashes after take off in Detroit, Michigan, killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus two people on the ground.
92788August 16Event1989 – A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
92789August 16Event2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.
92790August 16Event2012 – South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.

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