Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 16

This is a list of selected August 16 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Children's Day in Paraguay refimprove
1570 – The Treaty of Speyer was signed, leading to the establishment of the Principality of Transylvania. globalize, short
1812War of 1812: American General William Hull surrendered Fort Detroit without a fight to a combined British–Native American force. refimprove section
1927 – Eight aircraft began the Dole Air Race from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, but only two successfully completed the flight. refimprove
1960Joseph Kittinger parachuted from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting records for high-altitude jump, free-fall height, and fastest speed by a human without an aircraft. refimprove section
1987Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed after takeoff in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., leaving a sole survivor. expansion
2008Trump International Hotel and Tower, which hosted the world's highest residence above ground-level, topped off its construction. Already featured on April 28
2009Y. E. Yang won the 2009 PGA Championship to become the first Asian-born golfer to win a men's major golf championship. refimprove section



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