eso ha pasado un 16 Octubre

1934 : Beginning of the Long March in China

On October 16, 1934, during the civil war in China between the Nationalists and the Communists, as Chiang Kai-shek and his 700,000 men encircled the Soviet Republic of China in the province of Kiangsi, nearly 100,000 men were able to pass the blockade in its weakest points and escaped without being seen. The retreat lasted 368 days on 9600 km to the north west. Few soldiers arrived at their destination but the Long March gave back his leading position among the communists to Mao Zedong.

1946 : Execution of Nazi war criminals sentenced at Nuremberg

On October 16, 1946, 10 high-ranking Nazi officials were executed by hanging. They had been condemned by the Nuremberg tribunal for crimes against humanity, crimes against peace and war crimes.

1991 : Massacre in a restaurant in Texas

On October 16, 1991, a man drove his truck through the window of a cafeteria in Kileen, Texas. He took out a gun and then coolly killed 23 people and injured 20 others before committing suicide.

1996 : 84 people killed during a football match

On October 16, 1996, a stampede occured during the qualifying match for World Cup football between Guatemala and Costa Rica in Guatemala City. While thousands of people were trying to enter the already crowded stage, people began to choke and fight, a panic led to the disaster and 84 football fans were killed.

Cita del día : 16 Octubre

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Cumpleaños : 16 Octubre

Noah Webster, Lexicógrafo estadounidense (1758)
Oscar Wilde, Escritor irlandés (1854)
Austen Chamberlain, Político inglés, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1863)
David Ben-Gurion, Primero primer ministro de Israel (1886)
Eugene O'Neill, Dramaturgo estadounidense (1888)
Michael Collins, Político irlandés (1890)
Paul Strand, Fotógrafo estadounidense (1890)
George Turner, Escritor australiano (1916)
Linda Darnell, Actriz americana (1923)
Angela Lansbury, Actriz inglesa (1925)
Günter Grass, Escritor alemán, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1927)
Fernanda Montenegro, Actriz brasileña (1929)
Barry Corbin, Actor americano (1940)
Suzanne Somers, Actriz americana (1946)
David Zucker, Director de cine americano (1947)
Tim Robbins, Actor, director, guionista y productor estadounidense (1958)
Marc Levy, Escritor francés (1961)
Elie Semoun, Actor y humorista francés (1963)
Elsa Zylberstein, Actriz francesa (1968)
Jean-Philippe Gatien, Jugador de tenis de mesa francés (1968)
Kellie Martin, Actriz americana (1975)
Christophe Maé, Cantante francés (1975)
Caterina Scorsone, Actriz canadiense (1981)
Frédéric Michalak, Jugador de rugby francés (1982)

Nos han dejado un 16 Octubre

François de Malherbe, Poeta francés (1628)
Robert Fergusson, Poeta escocés (1774)
Marie Antoinette, Reina de Francia (1774-1792) (1793)
Liaquat Ali Khan, 1o primer ministro de Pakistán (1951)
George Marshall, General de EE.UU., Premio Nobel de la Paz (1959)
Moshe Dayan, General israelí (1981)
Cornel Wilde, Actor americano (1989)
Shirley Booth, Actriz americana (1992)
Deborah Kerr, Actriz escocesa (2007)
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