October

October 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 16

October 16th is Department Store Day and Dictionary Day.

Today marks day 289 of the year, and we have 76 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on October 16th shares the same star sign, Libra.

If you’re thirsty for knowledge on the past happenings of October 16, then you’re in the right place! Let us quench your thirst with these historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1923, the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded by Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney? It would change its name 63 years later to The Walt Disney Company.

Keep reading for more facts about October 16th in history!

What Happened On October 16 In History?

2019

The Netflix movie “Bird Box” and the TV series “Stranger Things” was reported to be Netflix most popular for 2019.

2019

A camera in London Zoo became the first camera to take selfies powered by plants.

Pete the Fern provided the energy utilizing microbial energy production.
Source BBC
2017

The first neutron star collision was witnessed by astronomers.

OTD in 2017: The first neutron star collision was witnessed by astronomers.
The collision proved how heavy elements such as gold could be created.
Source NPR
2016

The 85-year-old athlete Ed Whitlock broke a world record after completing a sub 4-hour marathon.

Whitlock passed the finish line in 3 hours and 56 minutes.
1996

A stampede of 47,000 football fans killed 84 people and injured 180 more in Guatemala City.

The disaster happened when the fans went to watch the World Cup and overfilled the stadium passed capacity. People were crushed and suffocated and physical fights broke out as fans struggled for space leading to panic and stampede.
Source CNN
1973

Maynard Jackson was elected as the first black Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

1923

The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt and Roy O. Disney.

1847

The English writer Charlotte Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre” was published by Smith, Elder & Co.

1829

The Tremont Hotel in Boston became the first modern hotel in the United States.

One of the heights of luxury was having indoor plumbing.
1813

The Battle of Leipzig began.

OTD in 1813: The Battle of Leipzig began.
It was the largest European battle before World War I. Also known as The Battle of Nations, it took place in Leipzig, Germany and was fought between Austria, Prussia, Sweden and Russia who won against the French Empire and Polish, Italian and German troops.

Did you know that on this day, October 16th 1923, the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded by Walt and his brother Roy O. Disney?