Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 16
September 16: Dieciséis de septiembre in Mexico (1810), Independence Day in Papua New Guinea (1975).
- 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr was proclaimed Prince of Wales and instigated a revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England.
- 1810 - Miguel Hidalgo (statue pictured), the parish priest in Dolores, Guanajuato, delivered the Grito de Dolores to his congregation, instigating the Mexican War of Independence against Spain.
- 1941 - Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran was forced to abdicate in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
- 1982 - A Lebanese militia led by Elie Hobeika carried out a massacre in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and Shatila.
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