Sixteen is a symbol of wholeness.
This is the number of perfect completeness.
Sixteen is a number of perfect measures. Number 16 is a square number; 4 X 4=16
Sixteen has been an auspicious number in India since ancient times.
The currency system of India one rupee was equivalent to 16 annas from 1865 to 1957.
There are 16 ounces in a pound.
Silverware anniversary celebrates 16 years.
In the Tarot number 16 is the Tower card.
The Tower card symbolizes great changes, moving on to something or someplace completely new.
It could for example be a change of faith, moving to a completely new location or another big change in life.
Reversed it indicates being stuck or being reluctant to make a change.
A sixteenmo is the size of a book made by folding each sheet of paper into 16 leaves. The size of the book being approximately 6X4 inches (17X10 cm).
Tennessee became 16th state in the USA in 1796.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. (1861-1865). He was president during the Civil War (1861-1865). Lincoln was against slavery.
He was only 56 years old when he was shot. He died the following day.
The 16th Amendment (1913) made it legal to obtain income tax in the United States. The Government now had legal authority to collect income tax from individuals and corporations.
King Jotham reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. He did what was good in the eyes of the Lord. 2 Kings 15:32-33.
The son of King Jotham, King Ahaz also reigned 16 years. He did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. 2 Kings 16: 1-2
Saint Helier is the patron saint of Jersey who died in 555. The largest town in Jersey is also named Saint Helier. His feast day is July 16. Pilgrimages to St. Helier’s Hermitage Rock take place annually.
Margaret was named patron saint of Scotland in 1673. Margaret (1045-1093) was queen of Scotland from 1058 to 1093. She was married to King Malcolm III of Scotland.
Queen Margaret spent much of her time in charitable work and founded many hostels, monasteries and churches. She died on November 16, 1093. Margaret was canonized in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV. Her feast day is November 16.
On the 16th
November 16th is the International day of Tolerance.
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on July 16, 1929.
On November 16, 1532 Pizarro’s army of 200 men brutally murdered around 5000 unarmed Incans and took the Incan emperor Atahualpa prisoner.
The 18th Amendment of the United States went into effect on January 16, 1920. It stated that all manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was illegal.
The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16, 1773.
The Residence Act affirmed Washington D. C. as the capital of the United States on July 16, 1790.
The historical ship called “Mayflower” set sail from Plymouth, England on July 16, 1620. On board were 102 pilgrims seeking a new life free from persecution in America.
The ship anchored a couple months later (November 21st). The pilgrims settled down in an area which was named Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France was executed by guillotine on October 16, 1793. She was only 37 at the time.
Marie Antoinette was from Austria. She was married to Louis XVI.
The French wedding was held at Versailles on May 16, 1770.
Papua New Guinea declared independency from Australia on September 16, 1975.