Template:On this day/16 October
- 690 – Empress Wu Zetian ascends tae the throne o the Tang dynasty an proclaims hersel ruler o the Cheenese Empire.
- 1793 – Marie Antoinette (picturt), widae o Louis XVI, is guillotined at the hicht o the French Revolution.
- 1847 – The novelle Jane Eyre bi Charlotte Brontë is published in Lunnon.
- 1923 – The Walt Disney Company is foondit bi Walt Disney an his brither, Roy Disney.
- 1946 – Nuremberg trials: Execution o the convictit Nazi leaders o the Main Trial.
Virgil (b. 70 BC) · Friedrich Nietzsche (b. 1844) · Mesut Özil (b. 1988)