Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92791August 16Event2013 – The ferry St. Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship and sinks at Cebu, Philippines, killing 61 people and 59 others missing.
92792August 16Event2014 – The Summer Youth Olympics open in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
92793August 16Event2015 – More than 96 people have been killed and hundreds injured following a series of air-raids by the Syrian Arab Air Force on the rebel-held market town of Douma.
92794August 16Event2015 – At least 22 people are dead following a suicide bombing in Punjab, Pakistan.
92795August 16Birth1355 – Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster (d. 1382)
92796August 16Birth1378 – Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
92797August 16Birth1401 – Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
92798August 16Birth1557 – Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1602)
92799August 16Birth1573 – Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1598)
92800August 16Birth1596 – Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Bohemian king (d. 1632)
92801August 16Birth1637 – Countess Emilie Juliane of Barby-Mühlingen (d. 1706)
92802August 16Birth1645 – Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)
92803August 16Birth1650 – Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (d. 1718)
92804August 16Birth1682 – Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1712)
92805August 16Birth1744 – Pierre Méchain, French astronomer and surveyor (d. 1804)
92806August 16Birth1761 – Yevstigney Fomin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1800)
92807August 16Birth1815 – John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
92808August 16Birth1820 – Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1892)
92809August 16Birth1821 – Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (d. 1895)
92810August 16Birth1831 – John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (d. 1901)
92811August 16Birth1832 – Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and physiologist (d. 1920)
92812August 16Birth1842 – Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician, chess player, and academic (d. 1922)
92813August 16Birth1845 – Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)
92814August 16Birth1848 – Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
92815August 16Birth1856 – Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1904)
92816August 16Birth1858 – Arthur Achleitner, German author (d. 1927)
92817August 16Birth1860 – Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)
92818August 16Birth1860 – Jules Laforgue, Uruguayan-French poet and author (d. 1887)
92819August 16Birth1862 – Amos Alonzo Stagg, American baseball player and coach (d. 1965)
92820August 16Birth1868 – Bernarr Macfadden, American bodybuilder and publisher, founded Macfadden Publications (d. 1955)

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