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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1870  On August - 16 ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80  

1871  Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.  

1874  Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26) on August - 16.  

1876  The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on August - 16.  

1876  Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth on August - 16.  

1877  On this day in history karl L Hoschna, composer  

1879  Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise) on August - 16.  

1882  On this day in history british under General Wolseley land in Alexandria  

1882  On this day in history pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)  

1884  On August - 16 adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)  

1885  On this day in history charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)  

1886  On this day in history swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50  

1887  On this day in history nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)  

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 this day in history.  

1894  George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO) on August - 16.  

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  On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master  

1898  Roller coaster patented on August - 16.  

1898  On this day in history edwin Prescott patents roller coaster  

1899  Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke) on August - 16.  

1900  Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on August - 16.  

1902  Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on this day in history.  

1903  Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8 on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history nYC begins building Grand Central Station  

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 this day in history franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)  

1907  On August - 16 abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco  

1907  On August - 16 alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer  

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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 August - 16.  

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

1397  On August - 16 birth of albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

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

1550  On this day in history birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  On August - 16 birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  On August - 16 birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1443  On August - 16 death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  On August - 16 death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

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