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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1870  Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 on August - 16.  

1871  Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.  

1874  On August - 16 arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)  

1876  The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on August - 16.  

1876  On August - 16 opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth  

1877  Karl L Hoschna, composer on August - 16.  

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 August - 16.  

1884  Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell) on August - 16.  

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

1886  On August - 16 swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50  

1887  On this day in history nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)  

1890  On this day in history alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia  

1892  On this day in history harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")  

1894  Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith on August - 16.  

1894  George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO) on this day in history.  

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  Robert Ringling, circus master on this day in history.  

1898  Roller coaster patented on August - 16.  

1898  Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.  

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

1900  On this day in history eca de Queiroz, writer, dies  

1902  On this day in history georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)  

1903  Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8 on this day in history.  

1904  NYC begins building Grand Central Station on August - 16.  

1904  On this day in history wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)  

1905  On August - 16 mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa  

1906  -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000 on this day in history.  

1906  On August - 16 franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)  

1907  Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco on this day in history.  

1907  Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer 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 this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  

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 August - 16 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  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

1327  On this day in history death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

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

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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