Historical Events for 16th October 2019

1813 – Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon’s forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia
1905 – The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
1923 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
1957 – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1964 – Harold Wilson’s Labour party wins British election
1964 – China becomes world’s 5th nuclear power
1969 – Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
1973 – Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
1980 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
2000 – MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

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