Remembrance on May 16

Historical Event on May 16:

International Event:

Year Event
1527 Florence becomes a republic.
1796 Lombardije Republic formed.
1817 Mississippi River steamboat service began.
1862 First automobile built by Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir.
1872 Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for the first time.
1874 First recorded dam disaster in U.S.
1879 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia and English
1881 World's first electron goes into service in Lichterfelder.
1888 The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner.
1903 George Wyman makes 1st motorcycle trip across the US.
1929 The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
1936 First British air hostess Daphne Kearley flight to France.
1939 First Food stamps are issued.
1941 First U.S. radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers".
1942 First transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma.
1948 Israel issues its first postage stamps.
1948 Chaim Weizmann elected the first president of Israel.
1966 National Welfare Rights Organization organized.
1975 Japanese Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach Mount Everest's summit.
1991 Queen Elizabeth becomes 1st British monarch to address U.S. congress.
2013 The oldest water ever found is discovered in a Canadian mine; the water dates back 2.6 billion years.

Historical Event in India on May 14:

Year Event
1911 Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
1960 International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
1975 India annexes Principality of Sikkim.
1975 Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.

Days Observed on May 16:

Name of the Day Observed Country/Organization
Mass Graves Day Iraq
Teachers' Day Malaysia
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