16 October It Happened Today
1793 Marie Antoinette is executed.
1854 Birth of Irish writer Oscar Wilde.
1886 Birth of Polish born first prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion.
1946 Ten leading Nazi’s, found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials, are executed.
1978 Polish cardinal Karol Wojtyla is elected Pope, taking the name John Paul II.
1998 Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London, following extradition request by Spain on charges of human rights abuses.