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Historical Events In December - 16

Sunday, 24 January 2021

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

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

1926  Alfred Koerppen, composer on December - 16.  

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 December - 16.  

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

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

1929  The first NHL game at Chicago Stadium (Black Hawks) on December - 16.  

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

1929  Ian Board, barkeeper on December - 16.  

1930  On December - 16 golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award  

1931  German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism on this day in history.  

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

1932  On this day in history heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed  

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

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

1935  Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30 on December - 16.  

1936  On December - 16 john Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC  

1936  On December - 16 morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center  

1937  On this day in history 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  On this day in history bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles  

1939  On this day in history bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes  

1940  British air raid on Mannheim on this day in history.  

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

1941  On this day in history sarawak occupied by the Japanese  

1941  On December - 16 sarawak occupied by Japanese  

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

1943  On this day in history "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200  

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

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 December - 16.  

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  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  On this day in history birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

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 this day in history.  

1716  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on December - 16.  

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on December - 16.  

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