1792 – Thomas Mitchell the Australian explorer was born on the 16th June 1792 (d. 1855).
1816 – Lord Byron read Fantasmagoriana to his 4 house guests Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidoriat the Villa Diodati on the 16th June 1816, which inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness.
1829 – Geronimo the Native American leader was born on the 16th June 1829 (d. 1909).
1890 – Stan Laurel the English actor and comedian was born on the 16th June 1890 (d. 1965).
1903 – The Ford Motor Company was incorporated on the 16th June 1903.
1952 – Gino Vannelli the Canadian singer-songwriterwas was born on the 16th June 1952.
1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival began on the 16th June 1967.
1971 – Tupac Shakur the American rapper was born on the 16th June 1971 (d. 1996).
1975 ~ Peter Helliar the Australian comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, radio & television presenter was born in Melbourne on the 16th June 1975. Peter Helliar is known for his work on television as Rove McManus‘ sidekick on The Loft Live and Rove Live, and as Bryan Strauchan aka Strauchanie on Before the Game ~ www.strauchanie.com.au | Peter Helliar’s Twitter verified: www.Twitter.com/PJHelliar | Peter Helliar’s official Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PeterHelliar
1990 ~ John Newman the British singer and musician was born on the 16th June 1990. John Newman is best known for the song Love Me Again which peaked at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013, as well as being a featured artist on Rudimental‘s 2012 singles Feel the Love and Not Giving In.
Today in History for June 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…