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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1925  On December - 16 alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.  

1926  On this day in history darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris  

1926  Alfred Koerppen, composer on this day in history.  

1927  Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia on this day in history.  

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

1927  On this day in history hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88  

1928  Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian on December - 16.  

1929  The first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks) on this day in history.  

1929  Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1 on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history ian Board, barkeeper  

1930  On this day in history golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award  

1931  On December - 16 german SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism  

1931  On this day in history 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 December - 16 rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)  

1933  Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht on December - 16.  

1935  On this day in history thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30  

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 this day in history.  

1937  On December - 16 jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)  

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

1939  Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes on December - 16.  

1940  On this day in history british air raid on Mannheim  

1940  On December - 16 m Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies  

1941  Sarawak occupied by the Japanese on this day in history.  

1941  Sarawak occupied by Japanese on this day in history.  

1942  On December - 16 hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan  

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

1944  Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium on December - 16.  

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

1944  The Battle of the Bulge begins in WWII as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium on December - 16.  

1944  On this day in history battle of Bulge begins in Belgium  

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

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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 this day in history birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  

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

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history 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)  

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  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on this day in history.  

0867  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on December - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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