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  • Rostock, Germany
    Friday Sep 16, 1853

    Albrecht Kossel

    Birth

    Rostock, Germany
    Friday Sep 16, 1853

    On 16 September 1853, Albrecht Kossel was born in Rostock, Germany as the son of the merchant and Prussian consul Albrecht Karl Ludwig Enoch Kossel and his wife Clara Jeppe Kossel.




  • The mouth of the Yalu River
    Sunday Sep 16, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Admiral Ding decided to redeploy the embarked soldiers on the Yalu River

    The mouth of the Yalu River
    Sunday Sep 16, 1894

    Admiral Ding correctly assumed that the next Chinese line of defence would be established on the Yalu River, decided to redeploy the embarked soldiers there. On September 16, the convoy of five transport ships departed from the Dalian Bay under escort from the vessels of the Beiyang Fleet which included the two ironclad battleships, Dingyuan and Zhenyuan. Reaching the mouth of the Yalu River, the transports, disembarked the troops were and the landing operation lasted until the following morning.




  • Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Present Day Belgrade, Serbia)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1944

    World War II

    Belgrade Offensive

    Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Present Day Belgrade, Serbia)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1944

    Soviet Red Army, with limited support from Bulgarian forces, assisted the Partisans in a joint liberation of the capital city of Belgrade, the offensive lasted from 15 September to 24 September.




  • Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Korean War

    Eighth Army began its breakout from the Pusan Perimeter

    Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    On 16 September Eighth Army began its breakout from the Busan Perimeter. Task Force Lynch, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and two 70th Tank Battalion units (Charlie Company and the Intelligence–Reconnaissance Platoon) advanced through 171.2 km (106.4 mi) of KPA territory to join the 7th Infantry Division at Osan on 27 September.




  • Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Birth

    Vadnagar, Bombay State, India (now Gujarat)
    Saturday Sep 16, 1950

    Narendra Modi was born on 17 September 1950 to a family of grocers in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State (present-day Gujarat).




  • Croatia
    Monday Sep 16, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Coast-91

    Croatia
    Monday Sep 16, 1991

    It also coincided with the end of Operation Coast-91, in which the JNA failed to occupy the coastline in an attempt to cut off Dalmatia's access to the rest of Croatia.




  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Monday Sep 16, 1991

    Vodafone

    Vodafone Group

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Monday Sep 16, 1991

    On 16 September 1991, Under stock market pressure to release full value for shareholders, Racal Telecom was demerged from Racal Electronics as Vodafone Group, with Gerry Whent as its CEO.


  • Sydney, Australia
    Saturday Sep 16, 2000

    Michael Phelps

    2000 Summer Olympics

    Sydney, Australia
    Saturday Sep 16, 2000

    Phelps' rapid improvement culminated when he qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics at the age of 15, as became the youngest male (since Ralph Flanagan in 1932) to make a U.S. Olympic swim team in 68 years.


  • Doha, Qatar
    Sunday Sep 16, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Al Jazeera Broadcast a Statement by Bin Laden

    Doha, Qatar
    Sunday Sep 16, 2001

    Bin Laden orchestrated the attacks and initially denied involvement but later recanted his false statements. Al Jazeera broadcast a statement by bin Laden on September 16, 2001, stating, "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation."


  • Havana, Cuba
    Saturday Sep 16, 2006

    Fidel Castro

    Non-Aligned Movement held its 14th Summit

    Havana, Cuba
    Saturday Sep 16, 2006

    That month, the Non-Aligned Movement held its 14th Summit in Havana, there agreeing to appoint Castro as the organization's president for a year's term.


  • Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milano, Milano Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Sunday Sep 16, 2007

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His 100th Serie A Match

    Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milano, Milano Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Sunday Sep 16, 2007

    Ibrahimović played his 100th Serie A match on 16 September 2007 at the San Siro against Catania, where he appeared as a second-half substitute for Hernán Crespo in an eventual 2–0 win.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Federal Reserve took over American International Group

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

    September 16, 2008: The Federal Reserve took over American International Group. The Reserve Primary Fund "broke the buck" as a result of massive withdrawals from money market accounts.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    Sony Corporation

    Launching Sony Tablet line

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    In a bid to join the tablet computer market, the company launched its Sony Tablet line of Android tablets in 2011. But since 2012, Sony's Android products have been marketed under the Xperia brand used for its smartphones.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    WWE Announced the Rock Would Wrestle in a Traditional 5-On-5

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 16, 2011

    On September 16, WWE announced The Rock would wrestle in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag team match, teaming with Cena at Survivor Series in November.


  • Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

    Marco van Basten

    The Assistant Coach of AZ Alkmaar

    Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

    On 28 August 2014, Van Basten took a leave of absence for the following match against Dordrecht, with multiple Dutch news outlets reporting he was suffering of stress-related heart palpitations, and was replaced by assistant coaches Alex Pastoor and Dennis Haar. Later, on 3 September, AZ confirmed Van Basten was given an extended leave of absence until 14 September.On 16 September 2014, parties agreed Van Basten would relinquish his role as manager in order to sign a new contract as assistant coach until 2016; this was motivated by Van Basten himself, who stated the stress caused by his full-time role as head coach was causing him physical and mental issues. He finished his stint with two wins and three losses in five matches.


  • Dortmund, Germany
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    Dortmund's first goal

    Dortmund, Germany
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

    On 16 September 2014, Immobile scored his first goal for the club, opening a 2–0 home win over Arsenal in the group stages of the Champions League. He scored four goals in six Champions League matches, in a 3–0 away win over Anderlecht, in a 4–1 home win over Galatasaray and in a 1–1 home draw vs Anderlecht, with Borussia qualifying as first from the group. On 17 December 2014, Immobile assisted the first goal and scored the second on a 2–2 home draw with Wolfsburg.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 16, 2016

    Uber

    Uber begins mapping UK streets

    United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 16, 2016

    Uber begins mapping UK streets in an effort to identify the best pick-up and drop-off points from its own images.


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