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Observation of the Eclipse of the Sun, of August 16, 1765
https://archive.org/details/jstor-105477

The X20 1989 solar flare was one of the largest X-class flare (X20) observed in the solar cycle 22.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44455093/the-x20-1989-solar-flare/ 



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The Roman festival of Portunes, god of keys, doors and livestock, was celebrated on August 16
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portunes

The Xicolatada is a traditional festival celebrated in the village of Palau-de-Cerdagne in Languedoc-Roussillon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xicolatada



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The 1906 Valparaíso earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Valparaíso, Chile, on August 16, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_Valpara%C3%ADso_earthquake

Lihou Reef was declared a Nature Reserve on 16 August 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lihou_Reef_National_Nature_Reserve



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The Dole Air Race was a tragic air race to cross the Pacific Ocean in August 1927. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50444004/the-dole-air-race/

Flight tests of the Junkers Ju 287 began on 16 August 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_287#Development

On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger made a high altitude bailout from the open gondola of Excelsior III 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44461888/joseph-william-kittinger-ii/



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Explorer 12 was launch in 1961
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1961-020A

The AMPTE satellites were launched on the 16th August 16, 1984 to study the solar wind and atmosphere interaction.
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1984-088A



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Stuart Allen Roosa (August 16, 1933 - December 12, 1994) was a NASA astronaut
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44454937/stuart-allen-roosa-1933-1994/

Valery Victorovich Ryumin (born August 16, 1939) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Ryumin

Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff (born August 16, 1958) is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wisoff

Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann (16 August 1845 - 13 July 1921) was a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50444061/gabriel-lippmann-1845-1921/

Gerald Maurice Clemence (16 August 1908 - 22 November 1974) was an American astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Maurice_Clemence

Pierre François André Méchain (16 August 1744 - 20 September 1804) was a French astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_M%C3%A9chain

Pierre Neirinck (16 August 1926 - 3 January 2016) was an amateur Astronomer 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t61441719/pierre-neirinck-1925-2016/



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NGC 1077 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 16th August 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330166/ngc-1077/

NGC 6691 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 16th August 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330161/ngc-6691/

NGC 7615 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 16th August 1830. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330151/ngc-7615/

NGC 7674 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 16th August 1830. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330143/ngc-7674/

NGC 7675 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 16th August 1830. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330130/ngc-7675/

NGC 7781 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 16th August 1830. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58330120/ngc-7781/



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On 16 August 1680 Flamsteed catalogued a star, 3 Cassiopeiae, that later astronomers were unable to corroborate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Flamsteed#Scientific_work

The first images of Venus by the Magellan probe were received on August 16, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Venus#Magellan_studies_the_geology_of_Venus

Phoebe was discovered on 17 March 1899 from photographic plates that had been taken starting on 16 August 1898
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_(moon)

Asteroid (46) Hestia was discovered by N. R. Pogson on August 16, 1857
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/46_Hestia

Asteroid (133) Cyrene was discovered by J. C. Watson on August 16, 1873
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/133_Cyrene

Asteroid (249) Ilse was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on August 16, 1885 in Clinton, New York
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/249_Ilse



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Meteorites

The Sabetmahet (H5) meteorite fell in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the 16th August 1855.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44454494/sabetmahet-meteorite/

The Feid Chair (H4) meteorite fell in El Tarf, Algeria, on the 16th August 1875.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44454502/feid-chair-meteorite/

The Utzenstorf (H5) meteorite fell in Bern, Switzerland, on the 16th August 1928.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44454514/utzenstorf-meteorite/

The Putinga (L6) meteorite fell in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on the 16th August 1937.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44454520/putinga-meteorite/



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