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Historical Events In August - 16

Sunday, 25 September 2022

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

1871  On August - 16 zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer  

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

1876  On August - 16 the opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth)  

1876  On this day in history opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth  

1877  Karl L Hoschna, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)  

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

1887  On August - 16 nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1894  Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1895  Jacinto Guerrero, composer on this day in history.  

1896  On August - 16 gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala  

1897  Robert Ringling, circus master on August - 16.  

1898  Roller coaster patented on this day in history.  

1898  Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.  

1899  Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke) on this day in history.  

1900  Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1902  Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on August - 16.  

1378  On August - 16 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  On August - 16 birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  On August - 16 birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on this day in history.  

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On this day in history death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

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 August - 16 death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

1419  On August - 16 death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on August - 16.  

1445  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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