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Historical Events In December - 16

Monday, 19 April 2021

1925  On this day in history alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.  

1926  Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1926  On December - 16 alfred Koerppen, composer  

1927  On December - 16 cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia  

1927  G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!) on this day in history.  

1927  Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88 on December - 16.  

1928  On this day in history peter Nailor, civil servant/historian  

1929  On December - 16 the first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks)  

1929  Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1 on December - 16.  

1929  On this day in history ian Board, barkeeper  

1930  Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award on December - 16.  

1931  German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism on December - 16.  

1931  On December - 16 gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82  

1932  On December - 16 heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed  

1932  On this day in history rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)  

1933  Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht on this day in history.  

1935  Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30 on this day in history.  

1936  John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC on December - 16.  

1936  Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center on December - 16.  

1937  Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again on December - 16.  

1937  Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again) on December - 16.  

1938  Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles on December - 16.  

1939  On December - 16 bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes  

1940  On December - 16 british air raid on Mannheim  

1940  M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies on this day in history.  

1941  On December - 16 sarawak occupied by the Japanese  

1941  Sarawak occupied by Japanese on this day in history.  

1942  Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan on December - 16.  

1943  "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200 on December - 16.  

1944  Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.  

1944  Germans begin Battle of the Bulge to strike back at U.S. troops on December - 16.  

1944  The Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium on this day in history.  

1944  Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium on this day in history.  

1944  Glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orch leader (Danny boy), dies at 40 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  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 this day in history.  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

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

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on December - 16.  

1716  On December - 16 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 this day in history.  

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  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  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on December - 16.  

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