16 September

1620 : Mayflower on its way


On September 16, 1620, the Mayflower departs England from the port of Plymouth with 102 passengers, bound for Virginia. It actually arrived on the coast of Massachusetts where travelers installed the first permanent European settlement.

1978 : Earthquake in Iran


On September 16, 1978, an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale hit Tabas in Iran. 25,000 people were killed.

1982 : Massacres at Sabra and Shatila


On September 16, 1982, following the assassination of President Bashir Gemayel, the Israelis seized the opportunity to surround the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut, Lebanon. The Israelis let the Phalangists Christians in to search the terrorists responsible for the assassination of the Lebanese president. When, after several requests the Phalangists finally left, the Israelis realized that more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians were murdered in the camps in retaliation.

2007 : Blackwater military contractors accused of murder


On September 16, 2007, mercenaries working for the American private military security firm Blackwater killed 17 Iraki civilians on Nisour place in Baghdad. The U.S. military reported that there was no provocation on the part of civilians and that there was an excessive use of force. The license of Blackwater in Iraq was revoked. However, all charges were dismissed against the mercenaries because of a technicality.

: 16 September

Independance Day in Mexico
September 16 is Independence Day in Mexico which celebrates its independence, declared against Spain on September 16, 1810.
Independence Day in Papua New Guinea
September 16 is Independence Day in Papua New Guinea which commemorates its independence, gained against Australia on September 16, 1975.

: 16 September

Lauren Bacall
Stardom isn't a profession; it's an accident.

: 16 September

Jiajing, Emperor of China (1507)
Daoguang, Emperor of China (1782)
Albrecht Kossel, German biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology (1853)
Alfred Noyes, English poet (1880)
Alexander Korda, Hungarian director (1893)
M. S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (1916)
Marcel Mouloudji, French actor and singer (1922)
Guy Hamilton, English director (1922)
Lauren Bacall, American actress (1924)
B.B. King, American musician (1925)
Tommy Bond, American actor (1926)
Peter Falk, American actor (1927)
Anne Francis, American actress (1930)
George Chakiris, American actor (1934)
Oskar Lafontaine, German politician (1943)
Mickey Rourke, American actor (1952)
David Copperfield, American magician (1956)
Pierre Moscovici, French politician (1957)
Jennifer Tilly, American actress (1958)
Richard Marx, American singer (1963)
Kevin Young, American athlete (1966)
Marc Anthony, American singer (1968)
Ccile de Mnibus, French TV presenter (1970)
Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist (1973)
Alexis Bledel, American actress (1981)
John Afoa, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1983)
Katie Melua, English singer (1984)
Sabrina Bryan, American singer and actress (The Cheetah Girls) (1984)
Madeline Zima, American actress (1985)

Ils nous ont quitt un 16 September

Toms de Torquemada, Spanish Inquisitor General (1498)
Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist (1736)
Farinelli, Italian castrato (1782)
Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (1803)
Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (1911)
Fred Quimby, American cartoon producer (1965)
Maria Callas, Greek American soprano (1977)
Filip Nikolic, French actor and singer (2009)

: 16 September

Clean your motorcycle helmet


To clean a motorcycle helmet, you can pass it to the dishwashe. You put the helmet on the the top compartment and use the quickest program.
It can also be washed with water and shampoo.
When it is cleaned, to help drying it, you can use a hair dryer.

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