16 May 2020: This day in history

  • 1920 Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’arc) canonized a saint
  • 1943 Operation Chastise: No. 617 Squadron RAF begins the famous Dambusters Raid, bombing the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley with bouncing bombs
  • 1944 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
  • 1989 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift
  • 2013 Human stem cells are successfully cloned

Source: Onthisday.com

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