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Historical Events In December - 16

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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 December - 16.  

1833  Friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1834  Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory) on December - 16.  

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 December - 16 fire consumes over 600 buildings in New York NY  

1835  On December - 16 the Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire.  

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

1838  On this day in history boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa  

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

1847  Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer on December - 16.  

1850  History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton on this day in history.  

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 December - 16 the Evening Star newspaper begins publication in Washington, DC.  

1852  Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59 on December - 16.  

1857  On December - 16 earthquake in Naples, Italy  

1857  On December - 16 the birth of Edward Emerson Barnard, US astronomer  

1857  On December - 16 edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)  

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

1858  Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69 on December - 16.  

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

1861  On this day in history karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71  

1862  Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)  

1863  On this day in history george Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)  

1864  Battle of Nashville on December - 16.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities  

1865  Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor on this day in history.  

1869  Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) on December - 16.  

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  Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1874  Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79 on December - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On this day in history birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII  

1584  On this day in history birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

1614  On December - 16 birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on December - 16.  

1716  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on December - 16.  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on December - 16.  

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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  On December - 16 death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

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

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  On December - 16 death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on December - 16.  

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