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Historical Events In December - 16

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

1734  Georg Peter Weimar, composer on December - 16.  

1740  On December - 16 prussian Libya falls to Silezie  

1748  Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer on December - 16.  

1761  On this day in history russian army occupies Kolberg  

1765  Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor on this day in history.  

1767  On December - 16 van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers  

1770  On December - 16 ludwig Van Beethoven was born on Dec. 16, 1770 (baptized on Dec. 17, 1770)  

1770  On this day in history ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy)  

1773  On December - 16 big tea party in Boston harbor-Indians welcome  

1773  On this day in history boston Tea Party' , when the 'Sons of Liberty' dumped 18,000 worth of tea in the Boston harbor  

1773  On this day in history the Boston Tea Party occurs when American colonists board a British ship and dump overboard more than 300 chests of tea to protest high taxes.  

1773  Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party) on December - 16.  

1774  On this day in history francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80  

1775  On December - 16 the birth of Jane Austen, English novelist  

1775  Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer on December - 16.  

1777  Janos Fusz, composer on this day in history.  

1781  On December - 16 georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56  

1783  Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1790  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38 on December - 16.  

1809  On this day in history marriage between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine disolved after thirteen years  

1809  Napoleon Bonaparte and the Empress Josephine are divorced by an act of the French Senate on this day in history.  

1809  Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate on this day in history.  

1809  Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance on December - 16.  

1811  On this day in history most violent & prolonged quakes in US begins in Midwest region  

1811  Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history william Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900  

1816  Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1817  On December - 16 leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon  

1819  On December - 16 robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

1822  On December - 16 charles Edward Horsley, composer  

1824  Great North Holland Canal opens on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899  

1826  On this day in history benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.  

1827  John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer on December - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII was born on this day in history.  

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on December - 16.  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

1652  On December - 16 birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  On December - 16 birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on December - 16.  

1717  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)  

Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  Death of Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625) on this day in history.  

0714  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on this day in history.  

0867  On December - 16 death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on December - 16.  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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