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