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On This Day — October 16th

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October 16th the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

On this day in history:
1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.

1834 – Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.

1847 – The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is published in London.

1859 – John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.

1950 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published, starting The Chronicles of Narnia series.

1995 – The Skye Bridge is opened.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Singer-Songwriter John Mayer turns 40

Beauty and the Beast Actress Angela Lansbury turns 92

The Player Star Tim Robbins turns 59

Singer Amelia Lily turns 23

Canadian Professional Wrestler Kenny Omega turns 34

Happy Birthday to all October 16th babies!

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