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October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 76 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 456Ricimer defeats Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 690 – Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.
  • 912Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the eighth Emir of Córdoba.
  • 955 – King Otto I defeats a Slavic revolt in what is now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
  • 1311 – The Council of Vienne convenes for the first time.
  • 1384Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
  • 1590 – Prince Gesualdo of Venosa murders his wife and her lover.

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Holidays and observances

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