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Historical Events In December - 16

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1927  On December - 16 hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88  

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

1929  On this day in history the first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks)  

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

1929  On December - 16 ian Board, barkeeper  

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

1931  On this day in history 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  Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse) on this day in history.  

1933  On December - 16 abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht  

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 this day in history.  

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

1937  On December - 16 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.  

1937  On this day in history jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)  

1938  Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles on this day in history.  

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

1940  British air raid on Mannheim on December - 16.  

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

1941  Sarawak occupied by the Japanese on December - 16.  

1941  Sarawak occupied by Japanese on December - 16.  

1942  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 December - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1622  On December - 16 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  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on December - 16.  

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  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 this day in history adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68  

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 December - 16.  

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