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Historical Events In December - 16

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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  The birth of Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer on December - 16.  

1882  Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever) on this day in history.  

1883  Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain) on this day in history.  

1884  On December - 16 great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State  

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

1888  On this day in history alphonse Juin, French marshal  

1890  Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN on this day in history.  

1890  Harlan Sanders, founder/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken) on this day in history.  

1892  Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW on December - 16.  

1892  A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady on December - 16.  

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

1893  Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat on December - 16.  

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

1897  On this day in history the first submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated  

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

1897  Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29) on December - 16.  

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

1899  Harold Walter Bailey, philologist on this day in history.  

1900  Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony on December - 16.  

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

1901  Boer general Kritzinger captured on this day in history.  

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

1903  On this day in history majestic Theater, New York NY, becomes first in US to employ women ushers  

1903  On this day in history majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers  

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

1904  Edward Morris Bernstein, economist on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history "Variety," covering all phases of show business, first published  

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

1905  Piet Hein, poet/inventor on December - 16.  

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

1907  Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on its World Cruise on December - 16.  

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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  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on this day in history.  

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

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

0999  On December - 16 adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68  

1325  On this day in history death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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