The following events took place on September 16. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 45 events. Showing 31 - 45.
- 1975The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
- 1976Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.
- 1978An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
- 1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
- 1982Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
- 1987The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
- 1990The railroad between the People’s Republic of China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
- 1992The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
- 1992Black Wednesday: The pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
- 1994The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
- 2005The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.
- 2007One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
- 2007Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, however they are later tried and convicted of the crime.
- 2013A gunman kills twelve people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
- 2014The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.
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