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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1877  On this day in history anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres  

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

1880  On December - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1884  On this day in history great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State  

1886  On December - 16 rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"  

1888  Alphonse Juin, French marshal on December - 16.  

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  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  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  1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated on this day in history.  

1897  On December - 16 jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1901  On this day in history 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 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 December - 16.  

1904  On December - 16 edward Morris Bernstein, economist  

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  On December - 16 piet Hein, poet/inventor  

1906  On December - 16 john Morrison, politician/landowner  

1907  Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on its World Cruise on this day in history.  

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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  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

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

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on December - 16.  

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