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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 16, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 16 revolved around events relating to the Proclamation of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales, Jacobite Pretender, Foundation of General Motors, Incorporation of the American Legion, Wall Street Bombing, Formal Acceptance of the Japanese Surrender, Introduction of the Xerox 914, Opening of the Metropolitan Opera House, 1976 Trolleybus Accident and Shooting in a Washington Navy Yard. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Owain Glyndwr, James Francis Edward Stuart, William C. Durant, Theodore Roosevelt Jr, William H. Remick, Cecil Harcourt, Umekichi Okada and Ruitaro Fujita , Chester Carlson and Otto Kornei, Wallace Harrison, Shavarsh Karapetyan and Aaron Alexis.

Proclamation of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales - September 16, 1400: On this day in history, September 16, 1400, significant events took place today in Wales, United Kingdom, respecting the Proclamation of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales. Owain Glyndwr was a Welsh ruler who, after being proclaimed as Prince of Wales by his followers on September 16, 1400, launched a revolt against the English. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1400 were Owain Glyndwr. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Proclamation of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales *** Date: September 16, 1400 *** Place: Wales, United Kingdom *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Jacobite Pretender - September 16, 1701: On this day in history, September 16, 1701, momentous events took place today in France, with regard to the Jacobite Pretender. When the deposed King James II died on September 16, 1701, his son, James Francis Edward Stuart, was recognised by the French King Louis XIV as being the rightful heir to the Scottish and English thrones. The English Parliament didn't agree and he became known as the Jacobite Pretender. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1701 were James Francis Edward Stuart. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Jacobite Pretender *** Date: September 16, 1701 *** Place: France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of General Motors - September 16, 1908: On this day in history, September 16, 1908, critical events took place today in Flint, Michigan, USA, regarding the Foundation of General Motors. William C. Durant founded General Motors as a holding company. He then purchased Buick before acquiring other manufacturers such as Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Oakland. In 1910, Durant lost control of General Motors to a bankers trust. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1908 were William C. Durant. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Foundation of General Motors *** Date: September 16, 1908 *** Place: Flint, Michigan, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Incorporation of the American Legion - September 16, 1919: On this day in history, September 16, 1919, significant events took place today in Paris, France, respecting the Incorporation of the American Legion. The American Legion, which had been founded by a group of twenty officers of the American Expeditionary Forces, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was chartered by the US Congress on September 16, 1919. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1919 were Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Incorporation of the American Legion *** Date: September 16, 1919 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Wall Street Bombing - September 16, 1920: On this day in history, September 16, 1920, significant events took place today in New York City, USA, respecting the Wall Street Bombing. At approximately midday on September 16, 1920, a bomb exploded outside the J P Morgan headquarters on Wall Street. Believed to have been planted by Galleanists, the bomb killed 38 people and wounded hundreds more. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1920 were William H. Remick. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Wall Street Bombing *** Date: September 16, 1920 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Formal Acceptance of the Japanese Surrender - September 16, 1945: On this day in history, September 16, 1945, important events took place today in Hong Kong, in respect of the Formal Acceptance of the Japanese Surrender. Sir Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy, accepted formal Japanese surrender, from Vice Admiral Ruitaro Fujita and Maj.-Gen. Umekichi Okada, in Hong Kong. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1945 were Cecil Harcourt, Umekichi Okada and Ruitaro Fujita . Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Formal Acceptance of the Japanese Surrender *** Date: September 16, 1945 *** Place: Hong Kong *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Introduction of the Xerox 914 - September 16, 1959: On this day in history, September 16, 1959, important events took place today in New York City, USA, surrounding the Introduction of the Xerox 914. The Xerox 914 was the first plain paper copier to be commercially successful. It used an updated version of the Xerography process invented by Chester Floyd Carlson and Otto Kornei. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1959 were Chester Carlson and Otto Kornei. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Introduction of the Xerox 914 *** Date: September 16, 1959 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Metropolitan Opera House - September 16, 1966: On this day in history, September 16, 1966, important events took place today in New York City, USA, in respect of the Opening of the Metropolitan Opera House. The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Square, New York, was designed by Wallace Harrison. It officially opened on September 16, 1966, although a public performance of Giacomo Puccini's La Fanciulla del West took place there on April 11, 1966. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1966 were Wallace Harrison. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Metropolitan Opera House *** Date: September 16, 1966 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1976 Trolleybus Accident - September 16, 1976: On this day in history, September 16, 1976, important events took place today in Yerevan, Armenia, in respect of the 1976 Trolleybus Accident. A trolleybus, carrying 92 passengers, went out of control and fell into Lake Yerevan, in Armenia, settling on the bottom at a depth of around 33 feet. Armenian world record breaking swimmer, Shavarsh Karapetyan, was on a training run alongside the lake and witnessed the incident. He swam down to the trolleybus, broke the rear window and managed to rescue 20 people. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 1976 were Shavarsh Karapetyan. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: 1976 Trolleybus Accident *** Date: September 16, 1976 *** Place: Yerevan, Armenia *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Shooting in a Washington Navy Yard - September 16, 2013: On this day in history, September 16, 2013, important events took place today in Washington DC, USA, surrounding the Shooting in a Washington Navy Yard. Former US Naval Officer, Aaron Alexis, entered the Washington Navy yard, using a valid pass, and went into building 197 where he started shooting. He killed 12 people and injured three before being shot and killed by a member of the DC Police Emergency Response Team. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 16, 2013 were Aaron Alexis. Facts on this day in History September 16: Events on this day in history: Shooting in a Washington Navy Yard *** Date: September 16, 2013 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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