How long until August 16, 2020 ?
There are 248 days until August 16, 2020
Famous birthdays of August 16
- (2014) Summer Rutler: American child of noted family, her...
- (2006) D: Dancer.
- (2003) Harvey Bautista: Filipino actor.
- (2001) Cole Jensen: TV Actor.
- (2000) Felicite Tomlinson: Family Member.
Holidays and feasts of August 16
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Facts of August 16
- (2012) The United Nations Security Council ends its observer mission in Syria. (Al Jazeera)
- (1966) Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
- (2017) Philippine Drug War: At least 32 people are killed in a series of police raids near Manila, Philippines, allegedly due to the ongoing drug war. (The Guardian)
- (2004) In the standoff between the Jaish-i-Mahdi militia and Iraqi and US forces, fears of a major assault on Najaf mount. The city is closed to journalists and some Iraqi government soldiers are reported to desert. Some delegates at the national conference call on Iraqi interim Prime Minister Allawi to end military operations against Muqtada al-Sadr. (BBC) (Knight Ridder)
- (1918) US troops overthrows Archangelsk
August 16 over the years: how did the world look like on August 16 in the past 120 years ?
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