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Historical Events In December - 16

Monday, 17 May 2021

1828  John Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914 on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC  

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

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

1847  On December - 16 augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer  

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

1850  On December - 16 fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)  

1851  Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08) on December - 16.  

1852  On this day in history 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  Earthquake in Naples, Italy on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1858  On this day in history richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69  

1859  Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73 on December - 16.  

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

1862  On December - 16 kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution  

1862  Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe) on December - 16.  

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 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 December - 16.  

1870  On this day in history stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31  

1871  On this day in history willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73  

1874  On December - 16 abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79  

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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 this day in history.  

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on December - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1652  On December - 16 birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  On December - 16 birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  On December - 16 birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

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 this day in history 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 December - 16.  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on December - 16.  

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on December - 16.  

0999  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

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

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