Wikipedia:Ephemerides/May 16

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May 28, 2022

International Day of Living Together in Peace (2018); International Day of Light (2018) 1770 – Marie Antoinette, aged 14, marries the future King Louis XVI of France, then 15 years old. 1920 - Four hundred and ninety years after her death, Joan of Arc is canonized by Pope Benedict XV. 1966 - The Communist Party of China starts the Chinese Cultural Revolution, with the "Notice of May 16", announced by Mao Tse-tung. They were born on this day… Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (in the image) (1845-1916) • Henry Fonda (1905-1982) • Nílton Santos (1925-2013). They died on this day... Saint Brandão (484-577) • Charles Perrault (1628-1703) • Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830).