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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 09 December 2021

1870  On this day in history ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80  

1871  Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.  

1874  On this day in history arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)  

1876  The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on this day in history.  

1876  Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth on this day in history.  

1877  On August - 16 karl L Hoschna, composer  

1879  On August - 16 ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)  

1882  British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria on August - 16.  

1882  Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper) on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)  

1885  Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country) on this day in history.  

1886  Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1887  Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony) on this day in history.  

1890  Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia on August - 16.  

1892  Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant") on this day in history.  

1894  Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith on this day in history.  

1894  George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO) on August - 16.  

1894  On August - 16 herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70  

1895  Jacinto Guerrero, composer on August - 16.  

1896  Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master  

1898  On this day in history roller coaster patented  

1898  Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.  

1899  Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke) on August - 16.  

1900  On August - 16 eca de Queiroz, writer, dies  

1902  Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on August - 16.  

1903  On August - 16 tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8  

1904  On this day in history nYC begins building Grand Central Station  

1904  Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946) on August - 16.  

1905  Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa on this day in history.  

1906  On August - 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000  

1906  Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89) on August - 16.  

1907  Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco on August - 16.  

1907  Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer on this day in history.  

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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  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on August - 16.  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

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

1557  On August - 16 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 August - 16.  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on August - 16.  

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 August - 16 death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

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

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