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- On August 16, 2002, the American Idol mailing list AmericanIdolFanFic was created. 
- Discworld Convention 2002 was held from August 16 to August 19, 2002. 
- The CSI fan fiction archive, CSI Forensics opened on August 16, 2004.
- On August 16, 2006 Loneheart finishes Gadget In Chains. It is the longest Rescue Ranger fan-fiction up to that time. Revolving around the interplay between the spirits of good and evil it involves one of the most harrowing and engrossing plots recorded in the fandom.