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.