This Day In History
May 16
Year 4 Day 286 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1846 May 16 16 May - Under the leadership of British Prime Minister Robert Peel, the British Parliament repeals the Corn Laws, replacing the old Colonial mercantile trade system with Free Trade.
1856 May 16 Born - May 16 - Charles Melville Hays, railway executive (died 1912)
1871 May 16 May 16 - The 1871 Nova Scotia election: William Annand's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
1889 May 16 Born - May 16 - Morris A. Gray, politician (d.1966)
1906 May 16 Born - May 16 - Alfred Pellan, painter (d.1988)
1911 May 16 May 16 - James Palmer becomes Premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing F. L. Haszard
1914 May 16 Born - May 16 - Eric Coy, discus thrower and shot putter (d.1985)
1929 May 16 Born - May 16 - Claude Morin, politician
1948 May 16 Born - May 16 - Clif Evans, politician
1954 May 16 Born - May 16 – Dafydd Williams, physician and astronaut
1965 May 16 May 16 – Cross Country Checkup debuts on radio
1969 May 16 Born - May 16 - Yannick Bisson, actor (Murdoch Mysteries)
1974 May 16 Born - May 16 - Yannick Keith Lizé, water polo player and scientist
1977 May 16 Born - May 16 - Jean-Sébastien Gigučre, ice hockey player
1992 May 16 Born - May 16 - Jeff Skinner, hockey player
1998 May 16 Born - May 16 - Ariel Waller, actress
2001 May 16 May 16 - British Columbia election: Gordon Campbell's BC Liberals win a landslide victory over Premier Ujjal Dosanjh's NDP.
2006 May 16 May 16 - Canada 2006 Census day