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.