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September 16th, 2007 (September 16 2007)EventOne-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
September 16th, 2005 (September 16 2005)EventCamorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
September 16th, 2004 (September 16 2004)EventHurricane Ivan touches land near Pensacola, Florida, becoming the third (now fourth) costliest hurricane to strike the United States.
September 16th, 1992 (September 16 1992)EventBlack Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the Deutschmark.
September 16th, 1991 (September 16 1991)EventThe trial of Panamanian "strongman" Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
September 16th, 1987 (September 16 1987)EventThe Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
September 16th, 1982 (September 16 1982)EventSabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
September 16th, 1978 (September 16 1978)EventAn earthquake hits the city of Tabas, Iran measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale killing about 25,000 people.
September 16th, 1976 (September 16 1976)EventShavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir
September 16th, 1975 (September 16 1975)EventPapua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
September 16th, 1975 (September 16 1975)EventThe first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
September 16th, 1970 (September 16 1970)EventKing Hussein of Jordan declares military rule due to the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit. Hussein of Jordan Quotes
September 16th, 1966 (September 16 1966)EventThe Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City to the world premiere of Samuel Barber s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
September 16th, 1963 (September 16 1963)EventMalaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak.
September 16th, 1955 (September 16 1955)EventJuan Peron is deposed in Argentina.
September 16th, 1941 (September 16 1941)EventConcerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to align his petroleum-rich country with Germany during World War II, the United Kingdom and the USSR occupy Iran and forced him to resign in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
September 16th, 1940 (September 16 1940)EventSam Rayburn elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, widely regarded as the most effective Speaker of the House in American history.
September 16th, 1920 (September 16 1920)EventThe Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P.Morgan building in New York City38 are killed with 400 injured.
September 16th, 1919 (September 16 1919)EventThe American Legion is incorporated.
September 16th, 1908 (September 16 1908)EventGeneral Motors is founded.
September 16th, 1901 (September 16 1901)EventAlturas, California, incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
September 16th, 1893 (September 16 1893)EventSettlers race in Oklahoma for prime land in the Cherokee Strip.
September 16th, 1887 (September 16 1887)EventThe first game of softball was played in Chicago, Illinois
September 16th, 1863 (September 16 1863)EventRobert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
September 16th, 1812 (September 16 1812)EventRussians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnightthe city is burned completely down days later.
September 16th, 1810 (September 16 1810)EventWith the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico s fight for independence from Spain
September 16th, 1795 (September 16 1795)EventUnited Kingdom conquers Cape Town, South Africa.
September 16th, 1776 (September 16 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
September 16th, 1701 (September 16 1701)EventJames Francis Edward Stuart,sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
September 16th, 1400 (September 16 1400)EventOwain Glyndwr declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

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