16 September It Happened Today

1387   Birth of English King Henry V.

1498  Death of one of the principal instigators of the Spanish Inquisition, Tomas de Torquemada.

1620  The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth for the New World.

1824  Death of French King Louis XVIII.

1893  Birth of Hungarian born film producer Alexander Korda.

1924  Birth of American actress Lauren Bacall.

1925  Birth of American blues guitarist B B King.

1991   Michaelangelo’s statue of David is attacked by a man with a hammer.

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