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September 16 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 16. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 31 - 45.

  • 1975
    The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 1976
    Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.
  • 1978
    An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
  • 1980
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
  • 1987
    The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • 1990
    The 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.
  • 1992
    The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
  • 1992
    Black Wednesday: The pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
  • 1994
    The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
  • 2005
    The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.
  • 2007
    One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
  • 2007
    Mercenaries 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.
  • 2013
    A gunman kills twelve people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
  • 2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.

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