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Historical Events In December - 16

Sunday, 13 June 2021

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

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

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

1909  Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter on December - 16.  

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

1912  The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, $0.20 parcel post, issued on this day in history.  

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

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

1914  French offensive in Artois (Pétain) on December - 16.  

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  On December - 16 georgi Sviridov, composer  

1916  On this day in history 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 this day in history grigori Rasputin, a powerful Russian monk, murdered  

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  Henry Clarke, fashion photographer on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 16.  

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

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

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

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  Pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1924  On December - 16 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  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 December - 16.  

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

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

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

1716  On this day in history birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

1717  On this day in history 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  Death of Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625) on December - 16.  

0714  On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

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  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 December - 16.  

1325  On December - 16 death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on this day in history.  

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