On This Day: October 16th
This is 290th day of the year and 76 days remain in the year.
French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
Abolitionist John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic in New York City.
The Cuban Missile Crisis began.
John Paul II was elected pope.
October 16 BirthdaysNoah Webster1758–1843, American lexicographer and philologist, born in West Hartford, Conn., graduated Yale, 1778.
John Mayersonger, songwriter
Michael Collinsrevolutionary leader
William O. Douglasjurist