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Historical Events In December - 16

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1734  On December - 16 georg Peter Weimar, composer  

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

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 December - 16.  

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  Big tea party in Boston harbor-Indians welcome on December - 16.  

1773  Boston Tea Party' , when the 'Sons of Liberty' dumped 18,000 worth of tea in the Boston harbor on December - 16.  

1773  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 on December - 16.  

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

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 December - 16.  

1775  Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer on this day in history.  

1777  Janos Fusz, composer on December - 16.  

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

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

1790  On December - 16 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 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 this day in history.  

1811  Most violent & prolonged quakes in US begins in Midwest region on this day in history.  

1811  On this day in history earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage  

1812  On December - 16 william Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900  

1816  On this day in history vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73  

1817  On this day in history leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon  

1819  On this day in history 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 December - 16 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  On December - 16 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  On this day in history birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

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 this day in history birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  On December - 16 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  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

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

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on this day in history.  

0999  On December - 16 adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68  

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 December - 16.  

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