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The 16t o Juin is the 167t day o the year (168t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 198 days ti come.
- 632 - Yazdegerd III ascends tae the throne as king (shah) o the Persie Empire. He becomes the last ruler o the Sassanid Dynasty (modren Iran).
- 1815 - Napoleon haes his last veectory, defeatin a Proushie force in the Battle o Ligny.
- 1858 - Abraham Lincoln haulds his "Hoose Dividit" speech.
- 1891 - John Abbott becomes the 3rd Prime meenister o Canadae.
- 1896 - Breetish passenger steamer "Drummond Castle" collides wi a reef aff the Breton island o Ouessant, an sinks. Oot o 246 fowk on baird, only 3 survive.
- 1903 - Henry Ford founds the Ford Motor Company, wi the Ford Model A bein its first product.
- 1940 - A Communist govrenment is installed in Lithuanie.
- 1954 - The 1954 FIFA Warld Cup in Swisserland stairts.
- 1954 - Scotland loses its first-ever FIFA Warld Cup gemme, 1-0, tae Austrick.
- 1958 - In Hungary, poleetical leader Imre Nagy is executit.
- 1960 - Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho is released in cinemas for the first time.
- 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
- 1976 - The polis open fire on student protests in Soweto, Sooth Africae.
- 1977 - Leonid Brezhnev becomes Heid o State o the Soviet Union.
- 1989 - Imre Nagy is reburied in Budapest, 31 year efter his execution.
- 1999 - Japan's heal meenistry permits the use o the contraceptive pill.
- 2001 - US Preses George W. Bush propales the continuation o the US embargo on Cuba.
- 2010 - Bhutan bans tobacco.
- 2012 - Aung San Suu Kyi collects her Nobel Peace Prize.
- 2015 - Donald Trump propales his candidacy for Preses o the Unitit States.
- 2016 - Breetish Member o Pairlament Jo Cox is murthert in her consteetuency.
- 2018 - Iceland becomes the least-populatit kintra tae baith score a goal an pick up a pynt in a FIFA Warld Cup gemme, drawin 1-1 wi Argentinae.
- 2019 - A massive pouer grid failur affects maist o Argentinae an Uruguay, as well as pairts o Paraguay.
- 2020 - 20 Indie sodgers are kilt in a mairch clash wi the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae.
- 2020 - North Korea blows up a jynt liaison affice wi the Sooth.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: New Zealand reports its first twa cases in 24 days, baith o thaim importit frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: The nummer o recordit cases warldwide reaches 8 million.
- 1313 - Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer (d. 1375)
- 1723 - Adam Smith, Scots philosopher an economist (d. 1790)
- 1821 - Old Tom Morris, Scots gowfer (d. 1908)
- 1829 - Geronimo, American Apache chief (d. 1909)
- 1858 - Gustaf V o Swaden (d. 1950)
- 1874 - Arthur Meighen, 9t Prime meenister o Canadae (d. 1960)
- 1882 - Norah Neilson Gray, Scots airtist (d. 1931)
- 1890 - Stan Laurel, Inglis actor, sangster, director an screenwriter (d. 1965)
- 1902 - Barbara McClintock, American geneticist (d. 1992)
- 1911 - Bobby Ancell, Scots fitbawer (d. 1987)
- 1912 - Enoch Powell, Inglis politeecian (d. 1998)
- 1926 - Jimmy Cowan, Scots fitbawer (d. 1968)
- 1929 - Jimmy Bonthrone, Scots fitbawer (d. 2008)
- 1929 - Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir o Kuwait
- 1931 - John Grant, Scots fitbawer
- 1937 - Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, King an Prime Meenister o Bulgarie
- 1952 - George Papandreou, umwhile Prime meenister o Greece
- 1954 - Jamie Stone, Scots politeecian
- 1967 - Juergen Klopp, German fitbawer an manager
- 1970 - Phil Mickelson, American gowfer
- 1971 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper (d. 1996)
- 1972 - Simon Coveney, Erse politeecian
- 1973 - Federica Mogherini, Italian politeecian
- 1975 - Gary Locke, Scots fitbawer
- 1978 - Daniel Bruehl, Spaingie-German actor
- 1984 - Steven Whittaker, Scots fitbawer
- 1990 - John Newman, Inglis sangster
- 1993 - Matthew Carder, Scots badminton player
- 1953 - Margaret Bondfield, Inglis politeecian (b. 1873)
- 1958 - Imre Nagy, Hungarian politeecian (b. 1896)
- 1977 - Wernher von Braun, German-American ingineer an rocket scientist (b. 1912)
- 2013 - Ottmar Walter, German fitbawer (b. 1924)
- 2016 - Jo Cox, Inglis politeecian (b. 1974)
- 2017 - Helmut Kohl, Chancellor o Germany (b. 1930)
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