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Historical Events In December - 16

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1734  Georg Peter Weimar, composer on December - 16.  

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

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

1761  On December - 16 russian army occupies Kolberg  

1765  Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor on December - 16.  

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

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

1770  On December - 16 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 this day in history.  

1773  On December - 16 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  On December - 16 francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80  

1775  The birth of Jane Austen, English novelist on December - 16.  

1775  On December - 16 francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer  

1777  Janos Fusz, composer on this day in history.  

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

1783  On December - 16 johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84  

1790  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 16.  

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 December - 16 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  Charles Edward Horsley, composer on this day in history.  

1824  Great North Holland Canal opens on December - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on December - 16.  

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 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  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

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  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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