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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.

Citazione del giorno : 16 Ottobre

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Compleanni : 16 Ottobre

Noah Webster, Lessicografo americano (1758)
Oscar Wilde, Scrittore irlandese (1854)
Austen Chamberlain, Uomo politico inglese, Premio Nobel per la Pace (1863)
David Ben-Gurion, 1o Primo Ministro di Israele (1886)
Eugene O'Neill, Drammaturgo americano (1888)
Michael Collins, Uomo politico irlandese (1890)
Paul Strand, Fotografo americano (1890)
George Turner, Scrittore australiano (1916)
Linda Darnell, Attrice americana (1923)
Angela Lansbury, Attrice inglese (1925)
Günter Grass, Scrittore tedesco, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1927)
Fernanda Montenegro, Attrice brasiliana (1929)
Barry Corbin, Attore americano (1940)
Suzanne Somers, Attrice americana (1946)
David Zucker, Regista americano (1947)
Tim Robbins, Attore, regista, sceneggiatore e produttor americanoe (1958)
Marc Levy, Scrittore francese (1961)
Elie Semoun, Attore e umorista francese (1963)
Elsa Zylberstein, Attrice francese (1968)
Jean-Philippe Gatien, Giocatore di ping-pong francese (1968)
Kellie Martin, Attrice americana (1975)
Christophe Maé, Cantante francese (1975)
Caterina Scorsone, Attrice canadese (1981)
Frédéric Michalak, Giocatore di rugby francese (1982)

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François de Malherbe, Poeta francese (1628)
Robert Fergusson, Poeta scozzese (1774)
Marie Antoinette, Regina di Francia (1774-1792) (1793)
Liaquat Ali Khan, 1o Primo Ministro del Pakistan (1951)
George Marshall, Generale americano, Nobel per la Pace (1959)
Moshe Dayan, Generale israeliano (1981)
Cornel Wilde, Attore americano (1989)
Shirley Booth, Attrice americana (1992)
Deborah Kerr, Attrice scozzese (2007)
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