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Historical Events In December - 16

Friday, 03 July 2020

1734  On this day in history georg Peter Weimar, composer  

1740  Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer  

1761  On December - 16 russian army occupies Kolberg  

1765  On this day in history peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor  

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

1770  On this day in history ludwig Van Beethoven was born on Dec. 16, 1770 (baptized on Dec. 17, 1770)  

1770  Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1774  Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1775  The birth of Jane Austen, English novelist on this day in history.  

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

1777  Janos Fusz, composer on December - 16.  

1781  Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1783  On this day in history johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84  

1790  On this day in history ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38  

1809  Marriage between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine disolved after thirteen years on this day in history.  

1809  Napoleon Bonaparte and the Empress Josephine are divorced by an act of the French Senate on December - 16.  

1809  On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate  

1809  On this day in history peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance  

1811  On December - 16 most violent & prolonged quakes in US begins in Midwest region  

1811  On December - 16 earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage  

1812  William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900 on this day in history.  

1816  Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73 on December - 16.  

1817  Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon on December - 16.  

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

1822  On this day in history charles Edward Horsley, composer  

1824  On this day in history great North Holland Canal opens  

1825  Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 on December - 16.  

1826  Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia on December - 16.  

1827  On this day in history john A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer  

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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  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on December - 16.  

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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  On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  

0875  On this day in history ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On this day in history john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

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

1325  On this day in history death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on this day in history.  

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