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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1828  On December - 16 john Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914  

1830  John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889 on this day in history.  

1833  Friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1834  Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history disaster struck Wall Street on this day in 1835, as a fire ravaged the hub of the financial community in lower Manhattan. The inside of the Merchants' Exchange building was nearly destroyed by the fire, leaving the New York Stock and Exchange Board without a home  

1835  Fire consumes over 600 buildings in New York NY on December - 16.  

1835  The Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire on December - 16.  

1835  Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC on December - 16.  

1838  Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa on December - 16.  

1838  On December - 16 the Boers defeat the Zulus in South Africa.  

1847  Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer on December - 16.  

1850  History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton on this day in history.  

1850  Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83) on December - 16.  

1851  On December - 16 theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)  

1852  On December - 16 the Evening Star newspaper begins publication in Washington, DC.  

1852  On this day in history andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59  

1857  On this day in history earthquake in Naples, Italy  

1857  The birth of Edward Emerson Barnard, US astronomer on this day in history.  

1857  Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite) on this day in history.  

1858  Dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island on this day in history.  

1858  On December - 16 richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69  

1859  Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71  

1862  Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution on December - 16.  

1862  Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe) on this day in history.  

1863  On December - 16 george Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)  

1864  Battle of Nashville on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities on December - 16.  

1865  On this day in history victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor  

1869  Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) on December - 16.  

1870  On December - 16 the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is lit for the first time.  

1870  On December - 16 stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31  

1871  Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73 on December - 16.  

1874  Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79 on December - 16.  

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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 December - 16.  

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

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

1717  On December - 16 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  On December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  

0875  On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On this day in history john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  On this day in history 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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