Historical Events of the Day|Significant Events of the Day

What Happened On This Day in History - 16 May 2021

History is not created in a day. But, a day can bring many changes in history.

Historical Events of the Day|Significant Events of the Day

The historical events of the day hold a lot of value for the aspirants who are preparing for various competitive exams like UPSC/APSC/SSC/RRB/IBPS/PNRD/NDA and lots of other national and state level Competitive Exams. Therefore, in this article "World_Polity" tries to cover ‘Historical Events of the Day -16 May’ of India and the world which changed the course of history.

So, read this article which specially collaborates Significant events of the day for Competitive Exams to prepare for your upcoming exams. The facts given here in the Historical Events of the Day will be very helpful for the aspirants to get marks for their upcoming exams.

Significance of This Day in History 

While following what has happened on a particular day, the aspirants get to know facts about major historical events and the intricacies related to them. ‘This day in History’ segment will bring the brighter knowledge :

• 1606 - Two thousand foreign nationals killed in Russia.

• 1747 - Prince William V sworn in as Admiral-General of the Netherlands.

• 1770 - Marie Antoinette marries Louis-Auguste (who later became King Louis XVI of France).

• 1795 - Hedges Treaty: The Republic of Batafs became a French French state.

• 1812 - Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, signed the Treaty of Bucharest which resulted in the end of the Russo-Turkish War (1806–12) and Bessarabia was annexed to Imperial Russia.

• 1817 - Steamboat service begins on the Mississippi River.

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• 1862 - Jean Joseph Attini Lenoir designed the first automobile.

• 1869 - The Cincinnati Reds win their first baseball game 41–7.

• 1872 - Metropolitan Gas Company's lamp is lit for the first time.

• 1875 - 16,000 people died in Venezuela and Colombia by earthquakes.

• 1877 - Political crisis begins in France.

• 1881 - Launch of the world's first electric-powered tram service at Listerfelder, near Berlin.

• 1920 - A referendum joins Switzerland's League of Nations.

• 1929 - The prestigious Academy Awards, known as the Oscar Awards worldwide, begin in the presence of just 270 people at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

• 1948 - Chem Vizamen is elected as the first President of Israel.

• 1960 - Telex service launched between India and England.

• 1975 - Sikkim becomes the 22nd state of the country.

• 1991 - Queen Elizabeth becomes the first British empress to address the Second US Congress.

• 1996 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee becomes the tenth Prime Minister of India.

• 1997 - US President Bill Clinton issues a formal apology to the surviving victims of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in Negro Men and Their Families.

• 1999 - Declaration of SAARC to be held in Thimphu in 2002 AD.

• 2004 - Roger Federer wins the Hamburg Masters title.

• 2006 - Hollywood actress Naomi Watts nominated for the Oscar Award, becoming the ambassador of the United Nations.

• 2006 - Mark Inglis, 47, of New Zealand became the first climber to hoist the flag on the top of Everest using artificial legs.

• 2007 - Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France.

• 2008 - Supreme Court quashed the decision of Kolkata High Court to ban 27% OBC quota in postgraduate courses of Central Educational Institutions.

• 2008 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Thimphu on a two-day visit to Bhutan.

• 2010 - PTI Previous winners India and South Korea were declared joint winners in the Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Competition for lack of matches due to rain.

• 2011 - The 2011 Space Shuttle Endeavor launched a final commission ICT from space.

• 2013 - Scientists succeed in cloning human stem cells. Get this almanac directly and join the "Haryana Educational Updates" Facebook page for various and educational news.

• 2014 - In the 16th Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party got an absolute majority.

• 2014 - An explosion in Nairobi kills around 12 people.

• 2019 - Security forces killed three militants, including the top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad Khalid, at Pulwama Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.

• 2020 - In the second phase of the Vande Bharat mission, special aircraft from Kochi with 177 passengers reached Kochi.

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