16 August 2021: This day in history

1896: Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon, Canada by George Carmack

1930: I British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada

1945: Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor and ruler of Manchukuo is captured by Soviet troops

1946: Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

2012: Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador


Source: Onthisday.com

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