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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1807  On this day in history claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72  

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 this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history joseph Robinson, composer  

1817  On August - 16 henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865  

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

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

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

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

1829  On August - 16 siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited  

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

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

1832  Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher on August - 16.  

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

1836  John Farmer, composer on this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer  

1845  Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist on August - 16.  

1846  Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris on August - 16.  

1846  Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene) on August - 16.  

1854  Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies on August - 16.  

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

1860  On August - 16 jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)  

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  Emancipation Proclamation signed on August - 16.  

1863  On this day in history chickamauga campaign GA  

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 August - 16.  

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

1867  Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely) on August - 16.  

1868  Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances) on August - 16.  

1869  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1397  On August - 16 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  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

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

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  

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

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on August - 16.  

1443  On this day in history 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  On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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