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Historical Events In December - 16

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1925  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

1927  On this day in history 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  On December - 16 hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88  

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

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

1929  On this day in history chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1  

1929  Ian Board, barkeeper on December - 16.  

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

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

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

1932  Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed on December - 16.  

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  On this day in history john Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC  

1936  Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center on this day in history.  

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

1940  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

1941  Sarawak occupied by Japanese on December - 16.  

1942  Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan on this day in history.  

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

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

1944  On December - 16 battle of Bulge begins in Belgium  

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 this day in history.  

1584  On December - 16 birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)  

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  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 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 December - 16 death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)  

0714  On December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  

0867  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

0875  On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75  

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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