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Historical Events In August - 16

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1807  Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72 on August - 16.  

1812  On this day in history gen Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England  

1812  Gen Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to England on August - 16.  

1816  Joseph Robinson, composer on August - 16.  

1817  On this day in history henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865  

1819  Manchester Massacre; English police charge unemployed demonstrators on this day in history.  

1819  Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators on this day in history.  

1828  Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1829  Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited on this day in history.  

1829  Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited on August - 16.  

1831  Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1831  Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30 on this day in history.  

1832  Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher on this day in history.  

1834  Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile on this day in history.  

1836  John Farmer, composer on this day in history.  

1837  Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer on this day in history.  

1845  Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist on this day in history.  

1846  Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)  

1854  On August - 16 duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies  

1858  Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan on August - 16.  

1860  On this day in history jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)  

1861  On August - 16 pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy  

1862  Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy) on August - 16.  

1863  Emancipation Proclamation signed on August - 16.  

1863  Chickamauga campaign GA on this day in history.  

1864  On August - 16 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault  

1864  On August - 16 ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)  

1864  On this day in history john Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31  

1865  Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation on this day in history.  

1867  On August - 16 antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)  

1868  On August - 16 bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)  

1869  On August - 16 battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.  

1870  Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion on August - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on August - 16.  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on August - 16.  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  

1401  On August - 16 birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  On this day in history birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On August - 16 death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  

1358  On this day in history death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on this day in history.  

1445  On this day in history death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

1508  On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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