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Historical Events In December - 16

Monday, 08 March 2021

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 December - 16.  

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

1909  On this day in history uS pressure forces Nicaraguan President Jose Santos Zelaya from office  

1909  US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres Jose Santos Zelaya from office on December - 16.  

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

1910  On December - 16 freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")  

1912  The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, $0.20 parcel post, issued on December - 16.  

1912  1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20 cent parcel post, issued on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week  

1914  On December - 16 french offensive in Artois (Pétain)  

1914  Ivan Zajc, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1915  Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity" on December - 16.  

1915  On this day in history georgi Sviridov, composer  

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

1916  Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer on December - 16.  

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

1917  On this day in history arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)  

1918  On December - 16 jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds  

1918  On this day in history henry Clarke, fashion photographer  

1919  On this day in history manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)  

1920  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

1920  Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people  

1921  On this day in history charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86  

1922  Florence E. Allen becomes the first woman justice of a state supreme court (Ohio) on December - 16.  

1922  On December - 16 gabriel Narutowicz first President of Polish Republic assassinated  

1922  Mutual Assn of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) formally organizes on this day in history.  

1922  Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history gabriel Narutowicz, 1st pres of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated  

1923  Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage) on this day in history.  

1923  Pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50 on December - 16.  

1924  Noel Coward's "Vortex," premieres in London 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 this day in history.  

1584  On December - 16 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  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

1652  On this day in history birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer  

1714  On December - 16 birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  On December - 16 birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

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  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

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

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on December - 16.  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.  

1378  On this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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