11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 16th October

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1793 - French Queen Marie Antoinette is guillotined for treason

2. 1854 - Oscar Wilde is born

3. 1923 - The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt and brother Roy Disney.

4. 1934 - Embattled Chinese Communists break through Nationalist enemy lines and begin an epic flight from their encircled headquarters in southwest China known as 'The Long March'

5. 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis begins

6. 1964 - China detonates its first atomic bomb

7. 1971 - Rod Stewart begins his 2nd week at No.1 with Maggie May

8. 1974 - Three prison staff are in hospital and dozens of prisoners injured after rioting and fires at the Long Kesh Maze prison

9. 1996 - Football fans stampede before a World Cup qualifying match in Guatemala City, leaving 84 people dead

10. 1996 - The British Government announces plans to outlaw almost all handguns following the Dunblane massacre in March

11. 2011 - President Barack Obama dedicates a memorial to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory


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