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.