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Historical Events In December - 16

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1907  On this day in history ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman  

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

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

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

1909  Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history ivan Zajc, composer, dies at 82  

1915  Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity" on this day in history.  

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

1916  Grigori Rasputin, a powerful Russian monk, murdered on this day in history.  

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

1918  Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds on this day in history.  

1918  On December - 16 henry Clarke, fashion photographer  

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

1920  On December - 16 ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies  

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

1921  Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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  Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist on December - 16.  

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

1923  On December - 16 tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)  

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

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 December - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 16 death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  On this day in history ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

0882  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

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

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