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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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1401  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

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  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  On August - 16 birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  

1297  On August - 16 death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on this day in history.  

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on this day in history.  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on August - 16.  

1508  On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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