Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 16

This is a list of selected September 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.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Mexico (1810) and Papua New Guinea (1975) Mexico: too long, refimprove section; PNG: section outdated, unreferenced section
1400Owain Glyndŵr was proclaimed Prince of Wales and instigated a revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England. Owain: unreferenced section; Rising: refimprove
1701 – Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, more commonly referred to as the "Old Pretender", became the Jacobite claimant of the thrones of England and Scotland. refimprove section
1810Miguel Hidalgo, the parish priest in Dolores, Guanajuato, delivered the Cry of Dolores to his congregation, instigating the Mexican War of Independence against Spain. unreferenced section
1863Robert College, the first American educational institution outside the United States, was founded in Istanbul. refimprove
1941Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran was forced to abdicate in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. refimprove section
1943World War II: Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German 10th Army, decided to withdraw his troops from Salerno, concluding the Allied invasion of Italy. unreferenced section
1987 – The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion, opened for signature. refimprove section
1992 – The British pound was forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism on Black Wednesday, and suffered a major devaluation. refimprove
2007One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269, carrying 128 crew and passengers, crashed at Phuket International Airport, Thailand, killing 89 people. multiple issues

Eligible

September 16: Malaysia Day (1963)

Italian tanks during Italy's invasion of Egypt
Italian tanks during Italy's invasion of Egypt

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