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Historical Events In December - 16

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1907  Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY) on December - 16.  

1907  Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman on this day in history.  

1908  On December - 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)  

1909  On December - 16 uS pressure forces Nicaraguan President Jose Santos Zelaya from office  

1909  US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres Jose Santos Zelaya from office on this day in history.  

1909  On December - 16 henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter  

1910  On this day in history freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")  

1912  On this day in history the first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, $0.20 parcel post, issued  

1912  On December - 16 1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20 cent parcel post, issued  

1913  On December - 16 charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week  

1914  French offensive in Artois (Pétain) on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 16 ivan Zajc, composer, dies at 82  

1915  On this day in history albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity"  

1915  Georgi Sviridov, composer on this day in history.  

1916  Gregory Rasputin, a monk with considerable influence over the Russian court, is murdered by noblemen on this day in history.  

1916  On December - 16 theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer  

1916  On December - 16 grigori Rasputin, a powerful Russian monk, murdered  

1917  Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End) on December - 16.  

1918  Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds on December - 16.  

1918  On December - 16 henry Clarke, fashion photographer  

1919  Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy) on December - 16.  

1920  On December - 16 over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China)  

1920  8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000 square miles and kills over 180,000 in Kansu China on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies  

1920  Haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people on December - 16.  

1921  Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86 on December - 16.  

1922  Florence E. Allen becomes the first woman justice of a state supreme court (Ohio) on this day in history.  

1922  Gabriel Narutowicz first President of Polish Republic assassinated on December - 16.  

1922  On this day in history mutual Assn of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) formally organizes  

1922  On December - 16 pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist  

1922  Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st pres of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)  

1923  On December - 16 pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50  

1924  On this day in history noel Coward's "Vortex," premieres in London  

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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 December - 16.  

1614  On December - 16 birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

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

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

1714  On this day in history birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

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

1717  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)  

Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  Death of Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625) on December - 16.  

0714  On December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

0882  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

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  On this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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