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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on August - 16.  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on August - 16.  

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on August - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On August - 16 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  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on August - 16.  

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  

1508  On this day in history henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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