16 May

16 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 16th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Buddha Jayanti
  • International Day Of Light
  • National Drawing Day
  • National Biographer’s Day
  • International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • National Sea Monkey Day

Historic Events

1991: Queen Elizabeth II addresses the U.S. Congress becoming the first British Monarch to address Congress in 1991.

1975: Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest in 1975.

1971: Statue of The Little Mermaid in a gas mask during protests against environmental pollution in Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen, 1971

Statue of The Little Mermaid in a gas mask during protests against environmental pollution in Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen, 1971

1961: Chimp holding newspaper about himself 1961

Chimp holding newspaper about himself 1961

1929: The Oscars are awarded for the first time in 1929. On 16th May 1929, German actor Emil Jannings became the first ever person to win an Oscar award on the first ever Oscar ever held! He won Oscar for his role in the movie ‘The Last Command’.

On 16th May 1929, German actor Emil Jannings became the first ever person to win an Oscar award on the first ever Oscar ever held! He won Oscar for his role in the movie ‘The Last Command’.

1918: Indian Police motorcycle with a mounted sidecar machine gun. New York City, May 16 1918

Indian Police motorcycle with a mounted sidecar machine gun. New York City, May 16 1918

1918: People paying tribute to the millions of donkeys, mules, and horses lost during WW1 1918

People paying tribute to the millions of donkeys, mules, and horses lost during WW1 1918

1914: Giuseppe Garibaldi’s grandsons – Bruno, Ricciotti, Giuseppe “Peppino”, Sante, Costante and Ezio Garibaldi – in France in 1914, as officers of the “Garibaldi Legion” fighting in the Argonne

Giuseppe Garibaldi’s grandsons – Bruno, Ricciotti, Giuseppe “Peppino”, Sante, Costante and Ezio Garibaldi – in France in 1914, as officers of the “Garibaldi Legion” fighting in the Argonne

218: Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome. (16 May 218)

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierce Brosnan was born.
  • Megan Fox was born.
  • Janet Jackson was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Jim Hanson died.
  • Ronnie James Dio died.
  • Andy Kaufmann died.

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