August 16 in history

August 16 events chronologically

1328 The House of Gonzaga seizes power in the Duchy of Mantua, and will rule until 1708
1513 Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs): King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeat French Forces who are then forced to retreat
1777 American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York
1780 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden: The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina
1792 Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal
1793 French Revolution: A levée en masse is decreed by the National Convention
1812 War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army

Top 7 most famous people born on August 16

1888 T. E. Lawrence a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which was later used for the 1962 film based on his World War I activities
1913 Menachem Begin an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. As head of the Irgun, he targeted the British in Palestine
1920 Charles Bukowski a German-born American writer.
1954 James Cameron a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found success with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct Aliens ; three years later he followed up with The Abyss
1954 George Galloway a British politician, broadcaster, and writer. Since late March 2012 he has been the Respect Party Member of Parliament for Bradford West
1958 Madonna (entertainer) an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is cited as an influence among other artists around the world
1981 Roque Santa Cruz a Paraguayan footballer who plays for and captains Spanish club Málaga CF as a striker and is also captain of the Paraguayan national team.

Top 7 most famous people died on August 16

1037 Avicenna regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on medicine
1886 Ramakrishna an Indian mystic during 19th-century. His religious school of thought led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda. He is also referred to as "Paramahamsa" by his devotees, as such he is popularly known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
1948 Babe Ruth an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs , slugging percentage , runs batted in , bases on balls , and on-base plus slugging , some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936
1949 Margaret Mitchell an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. In more recent years, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, Lost Laysen, have been published. A collection of articles written by Mitchell for The Atlanta Journal was republished in book form
1977 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
1977 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
2003 Idi Amin the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda. Eventually, Amin held the rank of major general in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote. He later promoted himself to field marshal while he was the head of state