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Historical Events In December - 16

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1877  On December - 16 anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres  

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

1880  Republic of South-Africa forms on this day in history.  

1882  The birth of Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer on December - 16.  

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  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

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

1892  On this day in history a "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady  

1893  On December - 16 anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres  

1893  Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat on this day in history.  

1895  Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia on December - 16.  

1897  The first submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated on December - 16.  

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

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  Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony on this day in history.  

1900  Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers) on December - 16.  

1901  On December - 16 boer general Kritzinger captured  

1901  Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history hardie Albright, Pittsburgh, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter)  

1904  Edward Morris Bernstein, economist on December - 16.  

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

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 December - 16 john Morrison, politician/landowner  

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 this day in history 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  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

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

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  

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

1717  On December - 16 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  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on December - 16.  

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

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

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