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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

1807  Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

1812  Gen Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England on this day in history.  

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

1816  Joseph Robinson, composer on August - 16.  

1817  Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865 on this day in history.  

1819  Manchester Massacre; English police charge unemployed demonstrators on August - 16.  

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

1828  Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 16.  

1829  On this day in history siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited  

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

1831  On this day in history edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1831  On August - 16 eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30  

1832  On August - 16 wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile  

1836  On August - 16 john Farmer, composer  

1837  On August - 16 emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer  

1845  On August - 16 gabriel Lippmann, French physicist  

1846  On this day in history gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris  

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  On August - 16 britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan  

1860  Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas) on August - 16.  

1861  Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy on August - 16.  

1862  On this day in history amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)  

1863  On August - 16 emancipation Proclamation signed  

1863  Chickamauga campaign GA on this day in history.  

1864  4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)  

1864  On August - 16 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  Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances) on this day in history.  

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

1870  On August - 16 fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On August - 16 birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

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

1397  On this day in history birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on August - 16.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on this day in history.  

1557  On this day in history birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on this day in history.  

1297  On August - 16 death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  

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

1358  On August - 16 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  On August - 16 death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on this day in history.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

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