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  • Ulm, Electorate of Bavaria (Present Day Ulm, Germany)
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1805

    Napoleon

    Battle of Ulm

    Ulm, Electorate of Bavaria (Present Day Ulm, Germany)
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1805

    Austrian commander Karl Mack had gathered the greater part of the Austrian army at the fortress of Ulm in Swabia. Napoleon swung his forces to the southeast and the Grande Armée performed an elaborate wheeling movement that outflanked the Austrian positions. The Ulm Maneuver completely surprised General Mack, who belatedly understood that his army had been cut off. After some minor engagements that culminated in the Battle of Ulm, Mack finally surrendered after realizing that there was no way to break out of the French encirclement. For just 2,000 French casualties, Napoleon had managed to capture a total of 60,000 Austrian soldiers through his army's rapid marching.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    The palace of Westminster England

    A Fire

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    On 16 October 1834, a fire broke out in the Palace after an overheated stove used to destroy the Exchequer's stockpile of tally sticks set fire to the House of Lords Chamber. In the resulting conflagration both Houses of Parliament were destroyed, along with most of the other buildings in the palace complex. Westminster Hall was saved thanks to fire-fighting efforts and a change in the direction of the wind. The Jewel Tower, the Undercroft Chapel and the Cloisters and Chapter House of St Stephen's were the only other parts of the Palace to survive.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    Buckingham Palace

    Destruction of the Palace of Westminster by fire

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    After the destruction of the Palace of Westminster by fire in 1834, William considered converting the palace into the new Houses of Parliament.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    The palace of Westminster England

    Victoria Tower

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 16, 1834

    The largest and tallest tower is 98.5-metre (323 ft) Victoria Tower, which occupies the south-western corner of the Palace. Originally named "The King's Tower" because the fire of 1834 which destroyed the old Palace of Westminster occurred during the reign of King William IV, the tower was an integral part of Barry's original design, of which he intended it to be the most memorable element. The architect conceived the great square tower as the keep of a legislative "castle" (echoing his selection of the portcullis as his identifying mark in the planning competition), and used it as the royal entrance to the Palace and as a fireproof repository for the archives of Parliament. Victoria Tower was re-designed several times, and its height increased progressively; upon its completion in 1858, it was the tallest secular building in the world.




  • 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 16, 1923

    Walt Disney

    Founding the Disney Brothers Studio‍

    500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 16, 1923

    Disney and his brother Roy formed the Disney Brothers Studio‍—‌which later became The Walt Disney Company‍—‌to produce the films; they persuaded Davis and her family to relocate to Hollywood to continue production, with Davis on contract at $100 a month.In July 1924, Disney also hired Iwerks, persuading him to relocate to Hollywood from Kansas City.




  • Jiangxi, China
    Tuesday Oct 16, 1934

    Mao Zedong

    The Long March

    Jiangxi, China
    Tuesday Oct 16, 1934

    On October 14, 1934, the Red Army broke through the KMT line on the Jiangxi Soviet's south-west corner at Xinfeng with 85,000 soldiers and 15,000 party cadres and on 16 October, embarked on the "Long March". In order to make the escape, many of the wounded and the ill, as well as women and children, were left behind, defended by a group of guerrilla fighters whom the KMT massacred.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    Hirohito

    Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe gave his Resignation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    As war preparations continued, Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe found himself more and more isolated and gave his resignation on October 16.


  • Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
    Monday Oct 16, 1944

    World War II

    Operation Panzerfaust

    Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
    Monday Oct 16, 1944

    German forces undertaken military operation to ensure the Kingdom of Hungary would remain a German ally. The operation was on 15 October 1944.


  • Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
    Friday Oct 16, 1953

    Fidel Castro

    Imprisonment

    Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
    Friday Oct 16, 1953

    Castro was sentenced on 16 October, during which he delivered a speech that would have been printed under the title of History Will Absolve Me. Castro was sent to 15 years' imprisonment in the hospital wing of the Model Prison (Presidio Modelo), a relatively comfortable and modern


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1968

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1968

    On 16 October 1968, Kawabata was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Japanese person to receive such a distinction. In awarding the prize "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind", the Nobel Committee cited three of his novels, Snow Country, Thousand Cranes, and The Old Capital.


  • Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1991

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Luby's Shooting

    Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1991

    The Luby's shooting, also known as the Luby's massacre, was a mass shooting that took place on October 16, 1991, at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. The perpetrator, George Hennard, drove his pickup truck through the front window of the restaurant. He quickly shot and killed 23 people, and wounded 27 others. He had a brief shootout with police, refused their orders to surrender, and fatally shot himself.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 16, 1998

    Amazon

    Walmart sued Amazon

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 16, 1998

    Walmart sued Amazon on October 16, 1998, alleging that Amazon had stolen Walmart's trade secrets by hiring former Walmart executives. Although this suit was also settled out of court, it caused Amazon to implement internal restrictions and the reassignment of the former Walmart executives.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Oct 16, 2003

    Lionel Messi

    First Appearance

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Oct 16, 2003

    Made his first appearance against FC Porto.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

    Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

    In 2012, Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, a documentary film directed by Rhys Thomas on Mercury's attempts to forge a solo career, premiered on BBC One.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 16, 2014

    MacOS

    OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 16, 2014

    The next version, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, adopted a design similar to iOS 7 but with greater complexity suitable for an interface controlled with a mouse.


  • Calgary, Canada
    Friday Oct 16, 2015

    Uber

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching UberX in Calgary

    Calgary, Canada
    Friday Oct 16, 2015

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching UberX in Calgary.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook acquired The anonymous Compliment App tbh

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    On October 16, it acquired the anonymous compliment app tbh, announcing its intention to leave the app independent.


  • Vatican City
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    Pope Francis

    World Food Day

    Vatican City
    Monday Oct 16, 2017

    On the October 16, 2017 World Food Day ceremony, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is headquartered in Rome, Pope Francis called for collaboration among world leaders to assure food security which requires tackling the "root of problem" of food insecurity. Pope Francis cited "studies conducted by the United Nations and many other civil society organisations" that said the "two main obstacles to overcome" are "conflicts and climate change".


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