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 This day in History - June 16
386 Historic Events for June 16
1775

Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)

Event
1775

Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress

Event
1779

In support of the US, Spain declares war on England

Event
1779

Vice-adm Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada

Event
1784

Holland forbids orange clothes

Event
1793

Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies

Death
1794

1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)

Event
1804

Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75

Death
1808

Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60

Death
1812

Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23

Death
1815

Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

Event
1815

Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French

Event
1815

Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15), dies in battle

Death
1822

Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina

Event
1823

King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp

Event
1831

Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer, dies at 64

Death
1832

Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill

Event
1834

Wesley Merritt, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

Birth
1836

London Working Men's Assn forms

Event
1837

Valentino Fioravanti, composer, dies at 72

Death
1837

Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

Birth
1842

Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die

Event
1843

Jan Malat, composer

Birth
1843

David Popper, composer

Birth
1853

Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer

Birth