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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

1734  Georg Peter Weimar, composer on this day in history.  

1740  Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on December - 16.  

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

1761  On December - 16 russian army occupies Kolberg  

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

1767  Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers on this day in history.  

1770  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

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  On December - 16 big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)  

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

1775  On this day in history the birth of Jane Austen, English novelist  

1775  On this day in history francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer  

1777  On this day in history janos Fusz, composer  

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

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

1812  William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900 on December - 16.  

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

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

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

1822  Charles Edward Horsley, composer on December - 16.  

1824  On this day in history great North Holland Canal opens  

1825  Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 on this day in history.  

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

1827  John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On December - 16 birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII  

1584  On December - 16 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  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  On this day in history birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on December - 16.  

0867  On December - 16 death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  On December - 16 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 this day in history 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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