Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1870 On August - 16 ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.
1874 Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26) on August - 16.
1876 The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on August - 16.
1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth on August - 16.
1877 On this day in history karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise) on August - 16.
1882 On this day in history british under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1882 On this day in history pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 On August - 16 adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1885 On this day in history charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1886 On this day in history swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1887 On this day in history nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1890 On August - 16 alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant") on August - 16.
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 Roller coaster patented on August - 16.
1898 On this day in history edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1899 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke) on August - 16.
1900 Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on August - 16.
1902 Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on this day in history.
1903 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8 on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history nYC begins building Grand Central Station
1904 On this day in history wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1905 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa on August - 16.
1906 On August - 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1906 On this day in history franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 On August - 16 abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1907 On August - 16 alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer