On This Day: October 16th
This is 289th day of the year and 76 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—17 Tishri 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 18th day of the 9th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Abolitionist John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
John Mayersonger, songwriter
Michael Collinsrevolutionary leader
William O. Douglasjurist
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