July 16 History

July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 16 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in India and World History on July 16. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 16 July:

  • 1439: Kiss is banned in England for fear of spreading the disease.
  • 1661: Swee Dish Bank issues the first note in Europe.
  • 1769: Father Junipero Serra found the first mission in California, Mission San Diego.
  • 1779: The United States Army, led by General Anthony Wayne, occupies Stony Point, New York from British troops.
  • 1790: US Congress establishes Columbia.
  • 1798: US Department of Public Health Service formed. US Marine Hospital was authorized.
  • 1856: Remarriage of Hindu widows gets legal recognition.
  • 1894: Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley; Japan and England signed the treaty.
  • 1942: Police arrested 13,152 Jews in France’s capital Paris.
  • 1942: The United States ends diplomatic relations with Finland.
  • 1945: America tests its first atomic bomb.
  • 1950: Uruguay becomes champion after defeating Brazil in the final of the fourth edition of the Football World Cup.
  • 1951: The country of Asia became independent from Nepal, and Britain.
  • 1969: Buzz Aldrin became the first person to reach the moon with the Apollo-11 vehicle and a photo of his first move was broadcast on the moon.
  • 1981: India conducted a nuclear test.
  • 1988: Paddy Ashdown becomes the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain.
  • 1990: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake kills 400 people in the Philippines.
  • 1991: Ukraine celebrates its first Independence Day.
  • 1993: A member of the UK’s intelligence service, MI5, formally opened his identity to the public for the first time.
  • 2007: Eight people were killed and 800 injured when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Niigata coast. A nuclear power centre also collapsed.
  • 2015: Scientists released close-up photographs of the planet Plutte.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1896: Trygvi Lee, a famous labour leader, state official, Norwegian politician and well-known writer, was born.
  • 1909: Aruna Asaf Ali, one of the prominent women who contributed to the ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’, was born.
  • 1917: Jagdishchandra Mathur, the famous playwright, was born.
  • 1968: Dhanraj Pillai, India’s famous hockey player, was born.
  • 1984: Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif was born.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 2005: Renowned Kannada playwright K. V. Subanna passed away.

The Most Important Historical events of July Month

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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