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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

1877  Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres on this day in history.  

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

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  On December - 16 jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)  

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 December - 16.  

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

1888  On December - 16 alphonse Juin, French marshal  

1890  On this day in history negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN  

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

1892  On this day in history commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW  

1892  A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady on this day in history.  

1893  Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres on December - 16.  

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

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

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

1897  On December - 16 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1901  Boer general Kritzinger captured on this day in history.  

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 December - 16.  

1903  Hardie Albright, Pittsburgh, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter) on this day in history.  

1904  On December - 16 edward Morris Bernstein, economist  

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

1905  On this day in history "Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published  

1905  Piet Hein, poet/inventor on this day in history.  

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  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on December - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 16.  

0867  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

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  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 this day in history.  

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