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On This Day - June 16, A Shot Of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1846 – Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy. 1940 – World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français). 1976 – Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd. 1978 – Daniel Brühl, Spanish-German actor (Good Bye, Lenin!) Produced by Meiqi AN

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