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September 16th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 16th September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1910, 1920, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1940, 1949, 1951, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

U.S. 1963 U.S.A. Beatles "She Loves You" 16th Sept. 1963 : Beatles release "She Loves You" in U.S.A. which goes to Number 1 on on March 21st 1964 and staying number 1 for 2 weeks. "She Loves You" helps 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" was released in the UK on August 23rd

Mexico 1810 Mexico declared its independence Thursday 16th Sept. 1810 : Mexico declared its independence from Spain after 300 years of Spanish Rule

U.S. 1920 U.S.A. Wall Street Bombing Thursday 16th Sept. 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

U.S. 1928 U.S.A. Okeechobee Hurricane 16th September 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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UK 1931 Great Britain Great Depression 16th Sept. 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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India 1932 India Mahatma Gandhi 16th Sept. 1932 : Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike in opposition to Britain new Caste Separation Laws

U.S. 1940 U.S.A. Selective Training and Service Act 16th Sept. 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 18 to 45 ), becoming the first peacetime military draft in United States history .
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U.S. 1949 U.S.A. Census Bureau 16th Sept. 1949 : The Census Bureau has released the latest figures for the population of the United States of 149,452,000 on August 1st an increase of 237,000 since July 1st .
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U.S. 1951 U.S.A. Stunt Plane Crash 16th Sept. 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.


UK 1951 England King George VI 16th September 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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UK 1968 UK Post Office Begins New First Class Postal Service Costing 5d 16th Sept. 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.

U.S. 1971 U.S.A. Value Of The Dollar 16th Sept. 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.

U.S. 1974 U.S.A. Amnesty For Vietnam Draft Dodgers 16th Sept. 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.

U.S. 1978 U.S.A. Leon Spinks 16th Sept. 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.

Iran 1978 Iran Earthquake 16th Sept. 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

U.S. 1981 U.S.A. Anti Nuclear Protestors 16th September 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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South Africa 1986 South Africa 175 Gold Miners Die 16th Sept. 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.

U.S. 1991 U.S.A. Unemployment 16th Sept. 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.

UK 1992 UK Leaves ERM 16th Sept. 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.

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

World 1998 World G7 Announces Recession Biggest Concern 16th Sept. 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.

UN 2002 United Nations Iraq Weapons Inspections 16th September 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.

U.S. 2003 U.S.A. Interest Rates To Stay at 45 year record low 1% 16th Sept. 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%. .

U.S. 2004 U.S.A. Hurricane Ivan 16th Sept. 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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Switzerland 2006 Switzerland Viamala tunnel Crash 16th Sept. 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.

Thailand 2007 Thailand Plane Crashes On Takeoff 16th Sept. 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.

Iraq 2007 Iraq Blackwater guards Accused Of Murder 16th Sept. 2007 : Blackwater guards working as private contractors have been Accused Of the Murder of 17 innocent Iraqis.

United States 2009 United States Jay-Z 16th Sept. 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.

Denmark 2011 Denmark Denmark Elects First Female Prime Minister 16th September, 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.

United States 2011 United States Air Race Crash in Reno Kills Many 16th September, 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.

Pakistan 2012 Pakistan Roadside Bomb Attack in Northwest Pakistan
16th September, 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.


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South Korea
2013 South Korea Work Resumes at Joint Industrial Zone

16th September, 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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