Historical Events for 16th August 2022

1864 – Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1865 – Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
1918 – US troops overrun at Archangelsk by Bolshevik troops
1959 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Ranier GandCC: Betsy Rawls wins her second WO by 6 strokes from JoAnne Gunderson and Patty Berg
1965 – American Football League’s 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL’s Eastern Division in 1966
1972 – Morocco King Hassan II’s B727 shot during failed coup attempt by General Mohamed Oufkir. Reportedly, King Hassan grabbed the radio and told the rebel pilots “Stop firing! The tyrant is dead!”, fooling pilots to break off attack
1973 – 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island
1993 – The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the “Debian Linux Release”)
2016 – New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington retains her K-1 200m Olympic title with a time of 39.864 at the Rio de Janeiro Games
2016 – Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina retain their Olympic synchronised swimming duet title at the Rio de Janeiro Games with final score 194.9910

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