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Historical Events In December - 16

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1877  Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres on December - 16.  

1879  William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail) on this day in history.  

1880  Republic of South-Africa forms on December - 16.  

1882  On this day in history the birth of Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer  

1882  On this day in history jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)  

1883  Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain) on December - 16.  

1884  Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State on December - 16.  

1886  On this day in history rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"  

1888  On this day in history alphonse Juin, French marshal  

1890  On December - 16 negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN  

1890  On December - 16 harlan Sanders, founder/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken)  

1892  On December - 16 commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW  

1892  On December - 16 a "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady  

1893  On this day in history anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres  

1893  On this day in history vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat  

1895  On this day in history lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia  

1897  The first submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated  

1897  On this day in history jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29)  

1897  Alphonse Daudet, writer, dies at 57 on December - 16.  

1899  On this day in history harold Walter Bailey, philologist  

1900  On this day in history boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony  

1900  On this day in history victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)  

1901  On December - 16 boer general Kritzinger captured  

1901  On this day in history margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)  

1903  Majestic Theater, New York NY, becomes first in US to employ women ushers on this day in history.  

1903  Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers on December - 16.  

1903  On December - 16 hardie Albright, Pittsburgh, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter)  

1904  Edward Morris Bernstein, economist on December - 16.  

1905  On December - 16 "Variety," covering all phases of show business, first published  

1905  On December - 16 "Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published  

1905  On this day in history piet Hein, poet/inventor  

1906  John Morrison, politician/landowner on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on its World Cruise  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On December - 16 birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII  

1584  On December - 16 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  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

1714  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)  

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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  On December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

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

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  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on December - 16.  

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