This day in Historical previous
This day is Sunday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2020. There are 137 days left in the year.
This day’s Highlight in Historical previous:
On August 16, 1987, 156 folks had been killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while searching for to engage off from Detroit; the only survivor became 4-year-aged Cecelia Cichan (SHEE’-an).
On this date:
In 1777, American forces won the War of Bennington in what became belief about a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.
In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued Proclamation 86, which prohibited the states of the Union from enticing in commercial switch with states that had been in insurrection — i.e., the Confederacy.
In 1920, Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians became struck in the head by a pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the Novel York Yankees; Chapman died the following morning.
In 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth died in Novel York at age 53.
In 1960, Britain ceded regulate of the crown colony of Cyprus.
In 1962, The Beatles fired their usual drummer, Pete Easiest, changing him with Ringo Starr.
In 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42.
In 1978, James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., instructed a Capitol Hill hearing he failed to commit the crime, announcing he’d been save of residing up by a mysterious man known as “Raoul.”
In 2002, terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal reportedly became found shot to demise in Baghdad, Iraq; he became 65.
In 2014, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a hiss of emergency and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where police and protesters time and all all over again clashed in the week since a Sad child became shot to demise by a white police officer.
In 2018, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” died of pancreatic cancer on the age of 76.
Ten years previously: A Boeing 737 stuffed with vacationers crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart because it slid onto the runway on Colombia’s San Andres Island; all however two of the 131 folks on board survived. China eclipsed Japan as the arena’s second biggest economy after three a protracted time of blistering boost. Bobby Thomson, whose 1951 “Shot Heard ‘Around the World” clinched the Nationwide League pennant for the Novel York Giants, died in Savannah, Georgia, at age 86.
5 years previously: Trigana Air Service Flight 257, an Indonesian ATR 42-300, crashed all the procedure thru a domestic flight; all 54 folks on board had been killed. Tens of thousands of Brazilians demonstrated their discontent with President Dilma Roussef.
Three hundred and sixty five days previously: Novel York City’s chief scientific examiner dominated that the demise of jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein became a suicide, confirming that Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell as he confronted sex trafficking prices. Actor Peter Fonda died at his California dwelling of complications from lung cancer on the age of 79; the son of Hollywood legend Henry Fonda became a essential person in his enjoy accurate after writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider.”
This day’s Birthdays: Actor Ann Blyth is 92. Actor Gary Clarke is 87. Actor Julie Newmar is 87. Actor-singer Ketty Lester is 86. Actor John Standing is 86. College Soccer Hall of Famer and NFL player Invoice Glass is 85. Actor Anita Gillette is 84. Nation singer Billy Joe Shaver is 81. Movie director Bruce Beresford is 80. Actor Bob Balaban is 75. Ballerina Suzanne Farrell is 75. Actor Lesley Ann Warren is 74. Rock singer-musician Joey Spampinato is 72. Actor Marshall Manesh is 70. Actor Reginald VelJohnson is 68. Used TV host Kathie Lee Gifford is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer J.T. Taylor is 67. Movie director James Cameron is 66. Actor Jeff Perry is 65. Rock musician Tim Farriss (INXS) is 63. Actor Laura Innes is 63. Singer Madonna is 62. Actor Angela Bassett is 62. Actor Timothy Hutton is 60. Actor Steve Carell (kuh-REHL’) is 58. Used tennis player Jimmy Arias is 56. Actor-singer Donovan Leitch is 53. Actor Andy Milder is 52. Actor Seth Peterson is 50. Nation singer Emily Robison (The Chicks) is 48. Actor George Stults is 45. Singer Vanessa Carlton is 40. Actor Cam Gigandet is 38. Actor Agnes Bruckner is 35. Singer-musician Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) is 35. Actor Cristin Milioti is 35. Actor Shawn Pyfrom is 34. Nation singer Ashton Shepherd is 34. Actor Okieriete Onaodowan is 33. Nation singer Dan Smyers (Dan & Shay) is 33. NHL goalie Carey Worth is 33. Actor Kevin G. Schmidt is 32. Actor Rumer Willis is 32. Actor Parker Young is 32. Rapper Young Thug is 29. Actor Cameron Monaghan is 27. Singer-pianist Greyson Probability is 23.