16th May

The events happened on 16th May are :

1868 : U.S. President Andrew Johnson acquitted : On this day the first of two key votes in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat, was held. It eventually fell one short of the necessary two-thirds needed for conviction, as seven Republicans voted with Johnson's supporters. Johnson was exonerated of the charges that, contrary to statute, he attempted to remove from office Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton—ally of the Radical Republicans within his cabinet. Lesser charges included inducing an army general to violate an act of Congress, as well as contempt of Congress.

1975 : Tabei Junko of Japan, accompanied by Ang Tsering of Nepal, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1961 : The military seized power in South Korea, overthrowing the Second Republic, as General Park Chung Hee took over the government machinery—dissolving the National Assembly and imposing a strict ban on political activity.

1943 : After four weeks, Nazi soldiers quelled the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of Jews during the Holocaust in World War II.

1920 : Joan of Arc, national heroine of France, was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV.

1763 : In London, Samuel Johnson met James Boswell, who later wrote his famous biography, Life of Johnson, in 1791.

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