September 16 and Its History

September 16 and Its History

Cecelia Zombro, Editor in Chief

September 16 and Its History

September 16 has been an eventful day throughout all of history, so how about a quick recap? 1848, 1859, 1906, 1913, 1920, 1941, 1978, just a few out of many years that have made a landmark in history itself! 

174 years ago today, slavery was abolished in all French territories. 

163 years ago, the British explorer, David Livingstone, discovered Lake Nyasa that forms at Malawi’s boundary with Tanzania and Mozambique, the area of the lake is 11,430 square miles, the surface is 1,550 feet above sea level, and the depth increases to 2,310 feet toward the northern end. 

116 years ago, Edgeworth David, Alistar Mackay and Dougas Mawson claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica. 

109 years ago, thousands of women demonstrated for Dutch female suffrage. 

102 years ago, the Wall Street Bombing took place at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon ends up exploding on Wall Street, New York, the incident 38 people and injured 143 people. 

81 years ago, Adolf Hitler ordered that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed. 

44 years ago, 25,000 people died in a 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran.

Those are just a few of the many historical events that happened on this day!