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Historical Events In December - 16

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1907  On December - 16 ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman  

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

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 this day in history henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter  

1910  Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ") on this day in history.  

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

1912  On this day in history 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  On this day in history french offensive in Artois (Pétain)  

1914  Ivan Zajc, composer, dies at 82 on December - 16.  

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

1915  On this day in history georgi Sviridov, composer  

1916  On December - 16 gregory Rasputin, a monk with considerable influence over the Russian court, is murdered by noblemen.  

1916  Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer on this day in history.  

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

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

1918  On this day in history jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds  

1918  Henry Clarke, fashion photographer on this day in history.  

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

1920  Over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China) on this day in history.  

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

1920  Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies on December - 16.  

1920  Haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people on this day in history.  

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

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

1922  On this day in history gabriel Narutowicz first President of Polish Republic assassinated  

1922  On December - 16 mutual Assn of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) formally organizes  

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

1922  On December - 16 gabriel Narutowicz, 1st pres of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated  

1923  Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage) on December - 16.  

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

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

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

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history 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  On December - 16 birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on December - 16.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0705  Death of Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625) on this day in history.  

0714  On December - 16 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 this day in history.  

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 December - 16.  

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

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