Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 04 March 2021
1870 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 on August - 16.
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.
1874 On August - 16 arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on August - 16.
1876 On August - 16 opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer on August - 16.
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 Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country) on this day in history.
1886 On August - 16 swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1887 On this day in history nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1890 On this day in history alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1892 On this day in history harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
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 George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO) on this day in history.
1894 On August - 16 herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer on August - 16.
1896 Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala on this day in history.
1897 Robert Ringling, circus master on this day in history.
1898 Roller coaster patented on August - 16.
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.
1899 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke) on August - 16.
1900 On this day in history eca de Queiroz, writer, dies
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 On August - 16 mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000 on this day in history.
1906 On August - 16 franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco on this day in history.
1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer on August - 16.