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Historical Events In December - 16

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1734  On December - 16 georg Peter Weimar, composer  

1740  On December - 16 prussian Libya falls to Silezie  

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

1761  Russian army occupies Kolberg on this day in history.  

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

1767  On this day in history 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  Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy) on this day in history.  

1773  On this day in history 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 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  Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer on December - 16.  

1777  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

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  Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate on December - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  Robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on December - 16.  

1822  On this day in history charles Edward Horsley, composer  

1824  On this day in history great North Holland Canal opens  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1622  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1714  On this day in history birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

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

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 December - 16.  

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

0882  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on December - 16.  

1325  On December - 16 death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  On this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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