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Aug 16, 2018

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Events:


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Rollercoaster Day is celebrated annually on the 16th August. The origins of the celebration are not completely clear, however, the most widely believed...
Airborne Day is a chance to pay tribute to the courage and dedication of airborne members of the Armed Forces. The special day has been marked every year since...
Why did the chicken cross the road? To celebrate Tell A Joke Day, of course! We're pretty sure that you can do better than that; and even if you can't, give...

History Facts:


16-08-1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington Vt
16-08-1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden S.C
16-08-1812 Detroit fell to British & Indian forces in the War of 1812.
16-08-1819 Manchester Massacre; English police charge unemployed demonstrators
16-08-1829 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrived in Boston to be exhibited
16-08-1861 Pres Lincoln prohibit Union states from trading with Confederacy
16-08-1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
16-08-1896 Gold found at Bonanza Creek Ala
16-08-1903 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio Yanks win 12-8
16-08-1920 Norman Lockyer editor of NATURE discoverer of helium in sun dies
16-08-1920 Yanks Carl Mays' pitch hits Indian Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman dies the next day the only major league fatality
16-08-1948 Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in NY at the age of 53
16-08-1956 Adlai E. Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
16-08-1960 Britain grants independence to the crown colony of Cyprus
16-08-1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon at 31 330 m (record)
16-08-1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise to Miami Dolphins
16-08-1969 Woodstock festival begins in NY
16-08-1970 Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus
16-08-1977 Elvis Presley dies of heart ailment at Graceland at age 42
16-08-1977 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
16-08-1984 LA federal jury acquits automaker John Z. De Lorean
16-08-1987 Astrological Harmonic Convergence - Dawn of New Age

Famous Birthdays:


16-08-1868 Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
16-08-1884 Hugo Gernsback, science fiction writer
16-08-1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist, created "Prince Valiant"
16-08-1894 George Meany, labor leader, NYC
16-08-1904 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel '46)
16-08-1906 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-, )
16-08-1913 Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83) (Nobel 1978)
16-08-1925 Fess Parker, Actor (Davy Crockett)
16-08-1928 Ann Blyth, Actress in Mt Kisko NY
16-08-1930 Robert Culp, Actor (I Spy)
16-08-1930 Frank Gifford, NFL halfback (NY Giants), sportscaster
16-08-1930 Ted Hughes, English poet laureate (1984-, )
16-08-1931 Betsy Von Furstenberg, in Germany
16-08-1932 Eydie Gorme, in Bronx NY
16-08-1933 Stuart (Smoky) Roosa, US astronaut (Apollo 14)
16-08-1935 Julie Newmar
16-08-1936 Anita Gillette, in Baltimore Md
16-08-1939 Carole Shelley, in London
16-08-1939 Valeri V. Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
16-08-1946 Leslie Ann Warren, NYC
16-08-1958 Madonna (Ciccone), in Bay City Michigan
16-08-1960 Timothy Hutton, Actor

Date Format By Country

Afghanistan, Japan : 2018-08-16
Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe : 16-08-2018
Federated States of Micronesia : 08-16-2018
Australia, Belize : 16-08-2018 or 08-16-2018
Macau, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom : 2018-08-16 or 16-08-2018
Albania : 2018-08-16 or 16/08/2018
Algeria, Brazil, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Thailand : 16/08/2018
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey : 16.08.2018
Austria : 16.8.2018 or 16.8.18 or 16. August 2018 or 16. August 18
Bangladesh : 16-08-18 or 18-08-16
Belgium : 16-08-2018
Turkmenistan : 16.08.2018 or 16.08.18
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia : 16. 8. 2018. or 16. August 2018.
Czech Republic : 16. 8. 2018 or 16. August 2018
Cambodia : 2018-08-16 or 16-08-2018
Canada : 16-08-2018 or 2018 08 16 or 16/08/18 or Aug/16/2018 or Aug 16, 2018 or August 16, 2018 or August-16-18 or 2018-08-16 or 16 August 2018
China, Lithuania, Taiwan - Republic of China : 2018-08-16
Denmark : 16-08-2018 or 16-08-18 or 2018-08-16 or 20180816 or 16. August 2018 or 16/8-18 or 16/8-2018
Estonia : 16.8.2018 or 16. August 2018
Finland, Serbia : 16.8.2018 or 16. August 2018
France, Ireland : 16/08/2018 or 16-08-2018
Germany : 16.08.18 or 16.8.18 or 16.08.2018 or 16.8.2018 or 2018-08-16 or 16. August 2018
Hong Kong : 16/08/18 or 16/8/18 or 16/08/2018 or 16/8/2018 or 2018/08/16
Hungary : 2018. 08. 16.
India : 16-08-2018 or 20180816 or 2018 08 16 or 2018-08-16
Iran : 2018/08/16 or 18/8/16 or 2018-08-16 or 16 August 2018
Kazakhstan : 2018.16.08 or 16.08.2018 or 16.08.18
Kenya : 18/08/16 or 16/08/2018 or 8/16/2018
Korea : 2018.08.16 or 2018/08/16
Latvia : 16.08.2018 or 2018.08.16
Luxembourg : 16/08/2018 or 16.8.2018
Maldives : th 2018f August, 2018 or 16.08.2018 or 16.08.18 or 16/08/18 or 16/08/2018 or 16-08-18 or 16-08-2018
Mongolia : 2018.08.16
Montenegro : 16.8.2018
Netherlands : 16-08-18 or 16-08-2018 or 16 August 18 or 16 August 2018
Nigeria : 16/08/18
Norway : 16.08.2018 or 160818 or 2018-08-16 or 16/8-18
Pakistan, Spain : 16/08/18 or 16/08/2018
Philippines : August 16, 2018 or 16-08-2018
Portugal : 16/08/2018 or 16-08-2018 or 2018-08-16
Poland : 16.08.2018
Romania : 16.08.2018 or 16-Aug-2018
Russia : 16.08.2018 or 16.08.18
Saudi Arabia : 16/08/2018 or 08/16/2018
Slovakia : 16. 08. 2018
Slovenia : 2018.08.16 or 16.8.2018 or 16. August 2018
South Africa : 2018-08-16 or 16/8/18
Sweden : 2018-08-16 or 16/8 2018 or 16/8 -18 or 16.08.2018
Ukraine : 16.08.18 or 16.08.2018 or 16/08/2018
United States of America : 08/16/18 or 08/16/2018 or 16 August 2018 or 16 Aug 2018 or 2018-08-16
Uzbekistan : 16.08.2018 or 16/08 2018

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