A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 16th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 16, 1920, years before the great stock market crashes of 1929 and 2008, some unknown, disaffected malcontents showed the fat cats of Wall Street some serious financial terrorism of their own by setting off a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon in front of J.P. Morgan Bank in New York’s financial district.
On September 16, 1961, Hurricane Esther became the target of the United States National Research Project to drop Silver Iodide into an active hurricane in an attempt to reduce the magnitude of the storm.
On September 16, 1979, the Rap music trio The Sugarhill Gang released their hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap song to land in the Billboard Top 40 as a mainstream hit song.
On September 16, 1979, the Rap music trio The Sugarhill Gang released their groundbreaking hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap song to land in the Billboard Top 40 as a mainstream hit song.
On September 16, 1979, eight people yearning to be free of oppressive communism in East Germany made a flight to freedom in a hot air balloon to West Germany.
From 1990 and until 2062, from approximately September 16 to October 30, the Sun transits the constellation of Virgo.
On September 16, 2016, Blair Witch, an American found footage psychological horror film, was released in the United States by Lionsgate.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 16, 2016, an unarmed black man, 40 year old Terrence Crutcher, was shot and killed by a white female police officer.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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