October 16th in history: Marie Antoinette was beheaded, Oscar Wilde was born, and much more

Bio Shorts : Marie Antoinette - Mini Biography
Bio Shorts : Marie Antoinette - Mini Biography

Marie Antoinette was beheaded on October 16th in 1793. The former royal's trip to the guillotine was sparked by monarchy reform and French Revolution angst.

Other events on October 16th in History:
1854: Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland.
1958: Automotive maker, Chevrolet, introduced the El Camino.
1964: China conducted their first nuclear test, joining Russia, America, France, and Great Britain, in a league of nations with atomic bomb capabilities.
1987: An 18th month old baby was rescued after falling into a well and the event caught worldwide attention.
2002: The war against Iraq was officially authorized with President George Bush's signing of a congressional resolution.

See what made headlines on October 16th in 2013:

AP Top Stories October 16 A
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