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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

1614  On this day in history birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  On this day in history birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  On December - 16 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  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  On December - 16 death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)  

0714  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on this day in history.  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on this day in history.  

0875  On this day in history ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on December - 16.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on this day in history.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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