Historical Events In December - 16
Friday, 03 July 2020
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 On this day in history friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55
1834 On December - 16 leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)
1835 On December - 16 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 On this day in history fire consumes over 600 buildings in New York NY
1835 On this day in history the Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire.
1835 On December - 16 fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC
1838 Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa on December - 16.
1838 The Boers defeat the Zulus in South Africa on this day in history.
1847 On this day in history 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 On December - 16 fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
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 Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1857 On this day in history earthquake in Naples, Italy
1857 On this day in history the birth of Edward Emerson Barnard, US astronomer
1857 Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite) on December - 16.
1858 On December - 16 dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island
1858 On December - 16 richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69
1859 On December - 16 wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73
1861 Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71 on December - 16.
1862 On this day in history kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution
1862 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe) on December - 16.
1863 George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan) on December - 16.
1864 On December - 16 battle of Nashville
1864 On this day in history battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities
1865 On December - 16 victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
1869 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) on December - 16.
1870 On this day in history the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is lit for the first time.
1870 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31 on December - 16.
1871 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73 on December - 16.
1874 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79 on this day in history.