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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1807  On August - 16 claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72  

1812  On August - 16 gen Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England  

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

1816  Joseph Robinson, composer on August - 16.  

1817  Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865 on August - 16.  

1819  On this day in history manchester Massacre; English police charge unemployed demonstrators  

1819  On this day in history manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators  

1828  On this day in history joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

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 August - 16.  

1831  Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on August - 16.  

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

1832  On this day in history wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher  

1834  Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile on August - 16.  

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  Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris on August - 16.  

1846  Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene) on this day in history.  

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

1858  Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan on this day in history.  

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

1861  On this day in history pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy  

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 August - 16.  

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

1864  Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx) on this day in history.  

1864  John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1573  On August - 16 birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On this day in history 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 August - 16.  

1358  On August - 16 death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  On August - 16 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 August - 16.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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