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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

1828  John Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914 on December - 16.  

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

1833  On December - 16 friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55  

1834  On December - 16 leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)  

1835  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 on this day in history.  

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

1835  On this day in history the Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire.  

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

1838  Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa on this day in history.  

1838  The Boers defeat the Zulus in South Africa on this day in history.  

1847  On December - 16 augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer  

1850  On December - 16 history of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton.  

1850  Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83) on this day in history.  

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

1852  On this day in history the Evening Star newspaper begins publication in Washington, DC.  

1852  Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1857  Earthquake in Naples, Italy on December - 16.  

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  On this day in history dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island  

1858  Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

1861  On December - 16 karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71  

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

1862  On December - 16 eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)  

1863  George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan) on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Nashville on December - 16.  

1864  Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities on this day in history.  

1865  On December - 16 victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor  

1869  On December - 16 albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)  

1870  The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is lit for the first time on this day in history.  

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

1871  On December - 16 willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73  

1874  Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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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 December - 16.  

1622  On this day in history birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

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  On December - 16 birth of elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)  

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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 December - 16.  

0714  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

0882  On this day in history 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  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on this day in history.  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on this day in history.  

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