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16 Sept, 1963 - Beatles "She Loves You"
1963 : The Beatles release "She Loves You" in the United States. The song went to claim the Number 1 position on the charts on March 21st 1964 and remained there for 2 weeks. "She Loves You" helped set a record in the United States by being one of the five Beatles songs which held the top five positions in the American charts simultaneously. "She Loves You" had already been released in the UK on August 23rd.
 

16 Sept, 1810 - Mexico Independence
1810 : Mexico declared its independence from Spain after 300 years of Spanish Rule.
 

16 Sept, 1920 - Wall Street Bombing
1920 : A bomb believed to be planted by radical anarchists rocked Wall Street killing 38 people and wounded over 400. It was never solved but was widely attributed to radical anarchists.
 

16 Sept, 1928 - Okeechobee Hurricane
1928 : The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes Lake Okeechobee, Florida with winds of around 140 mph a major levee broke with the resulting flood covering an area of hundreds of square miles with water that in some places was over 20 ft (6 m) deep and some 2,500 people drowned.
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16 Sept, 1931 - Great Britain Great Depression
1931 : As the world recession continues the British economy is heading for an all time low with thousands of ships rusting in harbors because there are no goods to export, the budget deficit continues to grow and currently stands at $600 million budget deficit this year.
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16 Sept, 1932 - India Mahatma Gandhi
1932 : Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike in opposition to Britain's new Caste Separation Laws.
 

16 Sept, 1940 - Selective Training and Service Act
1940 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, requiring all men between the ages of 21 and 30 to register with local draft boards (later changed to between 18 and 45), becoming the first peacetime military draft in United States history.
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16 Sept, 1949 - US Census Bureau
September 16th, 1949 : The Census Bureau has released the latest figures for the population of the United States of 149,452,000 on August 1st showing an increase of 237,000 since July 1st.
US Population Public Domain Photo
 

16 Sept, 1951 - Stunt Plane Crash
1951 : 19 people die as a stunt plane crashes into crowd at a Colorado Air show. The plane, a low wing monoplane, was performing a snap roll when the wing caught on the ground and the plane crashed into spectators.
 

16 Sept, 1951 - England King George VI
September 16th, 1951 : King George is still very unwell and has been admitted to hospital for further special treatment for a lung disease.
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16 Sept, 1968 - UK New First Class Postal Service
1968 : The British Post Office begins New First Class Postal Service costing 5d (equiv to 2 new pence) promising overnight delivery for first class. The new service has has met mixed reactions with about 25% of the letters posted using the new first class service.
 





16 Sept, 1971 - U.S.A. Value Of The Dollar
September 16th, 1971 : Following President Nixon's tax reduction program and defense of the US dollar value to boost a flagging economy and help with the current trade deficit, plus his proposal to impose a 10% import tax on certain goods and tax reductions for US exporters. Many countries around the world are angry and insist that the US should devalue the dollar which is causing major problems to the worlds money markets, and not impose trade tariffs on importers into the US.
 

16 Sept, 1974 - Amnesty for Vietnam Draft Dodgers
1974 : President Ford has announced an amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders, just in Canada during the Vietnam war there were between 30,000 – 90,000 Americans seeking asylum from fighting in the war.
 

16 Sept, 1978 - U.S.A. Leon Spinks
September 16th, 1978 : Leon Spinks lost his WBA heavyweight title to Muhammed Ali last night to become World Champion for a record 3rd time with a 15 round unanimous decision.
 

16 Sept, 1978 - Iran Earthquake
1978 : A 7.7 Magnitude earthquake rocks Tabas, Iran, killing more than 20,000 people and flattening the town to the ground. Rescue operations are continuing in the hope of finding survivors who were buried but may still be alive.
 

16 Sept, 1981 - U.S.A. Anti Nuclear Protesters
September 16th, 1981 : Hundreds of anti nuclear protesters invaded the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor in California again today even after the 560 arrests yesterday in their continued protest and blockade of the Reactor, When arrested they do not put up any resistance they just walk up to the waiting police and the demonstration will not allow any protesters who are violent in their ranks.
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16 Sept, 1986 - South Africa 175 Gold Miners Die
1986 : During a fire at the gold mine in Kinross mine in the Eastern Transvaal, South Africa possibly as many miners are killed during a major underground fire when they are trapped as poisonous gas spread rapidly through the shafts and tunnels of the mine killing the men almost instantly where they stood.
 

16 Sept, 1991 - U.S.A. Unemployment
September 16th, 1991 : As the recession continues and employment becomes harder to obtain many white collar workers who were layed off early in the year have reached the limit of unemployment assistance 26 weeks and are now facing severe hardship with many facing the possibility of losing homes which they can not pay mortgages on.
 

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16 Sept, 1992 - UK Leaves ERM
1992 : The British government has suspended it's membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after failing to prop up the pound by raising interest rates to 15%.
 

16 Sept, 1997 - Steve Jobs Returns to Apple
September 16th, 1997 : Steve Jobs returns to Apple Computers which he had founded to temporarily run the company during a search for a permanent leader.
 

16 Sept, 1998 - World G7 Announces Recession
1998 : The leaders of the worlds G7 finance members including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States of America announces the worldwide recession is now the biggest concern eclipsing the earlier concerns of inflation.
 

16 Sept, 2002 - United Nations Iraq Weapons Inspections
September 16th, 2002 : The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announces that Iraq had unconditionally accepted the return of U.N. weapons inspectors. The United States invaded Iraq on March 3rd 2003.
 

16 Sept, 2003 - US Interest Rates at 45 Year Record Low
2003 : The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at the current 45-year low of 1% as the core inflation is at a 37 year low of 1.3%.
 

16 Sept, 2004 - U.S.A. Hurricane Ivan
September 16th, 2004 : After striking Grenada, Aruba, Jamaica and Cuba hurricane Ivan crashes into the Gulf Coast with 130 mph wind and a major storm surge killing an additional 43 in the US and causing major damage.
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16 Sept, 2006 - Switzerland Viamala Tunnel Crash
2006 : Six people are dead after a crash involving a bus and a car in the Viamala tunnel in Switzerland. After the collision, the vehicles caught fire and the tunnel filled with smoke which made rescue efforts difficult.
 

16 Sept, 2007 - Thailand Plane Crashes On Takeoff
September 16th, 2007 : Flight OG 269 from Bangkok to Phuket exploded on this day, carrying mostly foreign visitors. A total of 90 people died and 40 people were injured. The plane burst into flames after skidding off of the runway in heavy rain.
 

16 Sept, 2007 - Blackwater Guards Accused of Murder
2007 : Blackwater guards working as private contractors have been accused of the murder of 17 innocent Iraqis.
 

16 Sept, 2009 - United States Jay-Z
September 16th, 2009 : US rapper, Jay-Z, breaks Elvis Presley’s record as the solo artist with the most number one records. The Blueprint 3 became Jay-Z’s eleventh number one album.
 

16 Sept, 2011 - Denmark Elects First Female Prime Minister
2011 : After elections in Denmark ended, the center-left bloc led by the Social Democrats won a narrow majority, making their leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt the country's first female prime minister. Thorning-Schmidt ran on a platform of increased taxes, increased government spending, and a strange proposal to have workers add twelve minutes to their workdays in order to increase productivity.
 

16 Sept, 2011 - Air Race Crash in Reno Kills Many
September 16th, 2011 : An old World War II era P-51 Mustang plane crashed near the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The crash killed nine people and injured many more.The National Transportation Safety Board decided to investigate the crash in order to find out all of the factors that contributed to the horrific incident.
 

16 Sept, 2012 - Roadside Bomb Attack in Northwest Pakistan
2012 : A roadside bomb in the Lower Dir region of northwest Pakistan killed fourteen people and injured another seven. The bomb hit a van that was carrying villagers towards the marketplace.
 

16 Sept, 2013 - Work Resumes at Joint Industrial Zone
September 16th, 2013 : South Korean workers returned to the Kaesong Industrial Zone in North Korea on a trial basis after North and South Korea reached a resolution over recent tensions that had stopped work in the joint zone for several months.
 

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Loyd Grossman
Born: September 16th, 1950, Boston, United States
Known For : American television presenter and chef who mainly works in the UK.

David Copperfield
Born: September 16th, 1956, Metuchen, New Jersey
Known For : Magician, Illusionist, Director, Producer, and Writer. Showcases a combination of illusions and storytelling and has starred in "The Magic of David Copperfield" series on TV from 1977 - 2001.