Historical Events In August - 16
Sunday, 09 May 2021
1870 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 on August - 16.
1871 On this day in history zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874 On August - 16 arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 On this day in history the opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth)
1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth on this day in history.
1877 On August - 16 karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise) on this day in history.
1882 On August - 16 british under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1882 On this day in history pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
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 this day in history swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1887 Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony) on this day in history.
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 August - 16.
1894 On August - 16 george Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1894 Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1895 On August - 16 jacinto Guerrero, composer
1896 On August - 16 gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1897 On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master
1898 On August - 16 roller coaster patented
1898 On August - 16 edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1899 On this day in history glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1900 Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on this day in history.
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 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa on August - 16.
1906 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000 on August - 16.
1906 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89) on August - 16.
1907 On this day in history abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1907 On this day in history alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer