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Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire. (16. October 456)

Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang Dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire. (16. October 690)

Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman. (16. October 1384)

Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples. (16. October 1590)

Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont are the last major raids of the American Revolutionary War. (16. October 1780)

George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown. (16. October 1781)

Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. (16. October 1793)

The Battle of Wattignies ends in a French victory. (16. October 1793)

The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig. (16. October 1813)

London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing eight. (16. October 1814)

Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground. (16. October 1834)

Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. (16. October 1841)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers. (16. October 1843)

William T. G. Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome. (16. October 1846)

John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. (16. October 1859)

The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered". (16. October 1869)

Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women. (16. October 1869)

Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah. (16. October 1875)

The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business. (16. October 1882)

The Partition of Bengal in India takes place. (16. October 1905)

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