August 16 in history: Riots in Calcutta, plane crash at Detroit Airport and more

From the patent of Loop-the-Loop roller coaster to death of terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal, here's what happened on this day in the past

1898

Loop-the-Loop Roller Coaster patented

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1946

Communal riots in Calcutta

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1987

Plane crash at Detroit Airport 

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1991

 Pope John Paul II begins first-ever papal visit to Hungary

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2002

Terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal found dead

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