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Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declares her 14-year old grandson Elagabalus, emperor of Rome. (16. May 218)

Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. (16. May 1204)

The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic. (16. May 1527)

Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England. (16. May 1532)

Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England. (16. May 1568)

Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines. (16. May 1584)

14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France. (16. May 1770)

The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina. (16. May 1771)

Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera. (16. May 1811)

Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War, 1806-1812. Bessarabia is illegitimately annexed by Imperial Russia. (16. May 1812)

Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli. (16. May 1822)

The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal. (16. May 1834)

The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri. (16. May 1843)

The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel. (16. May 1866)

President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate. (16. May 1868)

A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people. (16. May 1874)

16 May 1877 political crisis in France. (16. May 1877)

Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances. (16. May 1888)

The International Electro-Technical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electrical current (the most common form today). (16. May 1891)

The first ever National Challenge Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1. (16. May 1914)

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