May 16th is also known as Drawing Day and Sea Monkey Day.
This day marks the 136th day of 2023, and there’s another 228 days to go.
You’re about to unearth some of the fascinating historical events that all fell on the day of May 16 including music, celebrity shenanigans, sports and more.
Did you know that on this day in 1874, the first recorded dam disaster happened in the US? The Mill River Dam collapse killed 139 and wiped out 4 Massachusetts towns in an hour.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 16th in history!
What memorable events happened on May 16 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A massive dust storm struck Kuwait, which caused several flights in and out of the country to be canceled and rescheduled.
The last episode of the 12 season TV sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” aired, starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco.
NASA launched the Endeavour Space Shuttle on the penultimate space shuttle mission.
Mission STS-134’s primary objectives were to ferry several new modules to the International Space Station and install them. One of the key modules was the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2, which investigated the origins of dark matter. The mission also carried 13 Lego kits to the ISS so the astronauts could see how the models acted in microgravity.
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Megan Fox was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
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Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on May 16.
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm fearsome, but could never see that the dangers were a reason to continue strolling on the beach.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Sea Monkey Day
For many of us, sea monkeys were our very first pets. Sure, they never ended up growing into anything like the creatures on the box, but that didn’t matter. We had our imagination to help us! Sea Monkey Day is a day to reflect on these glorious childhood years, or even to relive them!
National Drawing Day
Today is a special day where we can all release our amazing imagination and share it with the world. That’s because today is National Drawing Day. So take out your pencils and paper and unleash your inner artist!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
China has a series of underground tunnels running 3,000 miles long. They are used to store and transport mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on May 16, your zodiac sign is Taurus.
Taurus is represented by the bull and is the second sign in the zodiac. Taureans like to be in control, which makes them patient, logical, and well-grounded. They’re big thinkers and will often reflect deeply on many things in life, no matter how big or small.
For those of you born in May, you have the Emerald birthstone. The emerald symbolizes rebirth and is believed to grant the owner good fortune and youth. This beautiful green gem is also known to bring loyalty to the wearer.
If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around August 23rd, the year before.
The due date for babies conceived on this day is around February 6th, 2024.