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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

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

1879  William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail) on December - 16.  

1880  On this day in history republic of South-Africa forms  

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

1882  Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever) on December - 16.  

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

1884  Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State on this day in history.  

1886  Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie" on December - 16.  

1888  On December - 16 alphonse Juin, French marshal  

1890  Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN on December - 16.  

1890  On this day in history 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 December - 16 lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia  

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

1897  1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated on December - 16.  

1897  Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29) on this day in history.  

1897  On December - 16 alphonse Daudet, writer, dies at 57  

1899  On December - 16 harold Walter Bailey, philologist  

1900  On December - 16 boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony  

1900  On December - 16 victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)  

1901  Boer general Kritzinger captured on December - 16.  

1901  Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa) on December - 16.  

1903  Majestic Theater, New York NY, becomes first in US to employ women ushers on December - 16.  

1903  Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history 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  "Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published on this day in history.  

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

1906  On this day in history john Morrison, politician/landowner  

1907  On December - 16 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  Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII was born on this day in history.  

1584  On December - 16 birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

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.  

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 this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

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

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

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 16.  

1378  On this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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