Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 03 July 2020
1870 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on this day in history.
1874 Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26) on August - 16.
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 this day in history karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 On August - 16 ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 On August - 16 british under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1882 On August - 16 pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 On August - 16 adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1885 Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country) on August - 16.
1886 On this day in history swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1887 On August - 16 nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1890 Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia on this day in history.
1892 On August - 16 harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1894 On this day in history indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
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 August - 16.
1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer on August - 16.
1896 On this day in history gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1897 On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master
1898 On this day in history roller coaster patented
1898 On this day in history edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1899 On August - 16 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 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 On this day in history abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer on this day in history.