16 September 2020: This day in history

1795 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch

1810 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)

1848 Slavery abolished in all French territories

1906 Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica

1963 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO

Source: Onthisday.com

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