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Historical Events In December - 16

Sunday, 18 April 2021

1945  On this day in history cleveland Rams win NFL championship  

1945  On this day in history fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri  

1946  On this day in history thailand joins the United Nations.  

1948  On December - 16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances  

1949  Swedish Carmaker DebutsA Swedish company by the name of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget produced its first motorcar. In 1965 the concern changed its name to Saab Aktiebolag, and a few years later simply to Saab. The first Saab automobiles were engineered with the precision of fighter planes--the company's other main product on this day in history.  

1949  Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on December - 16.  

1949  Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed on December - 16.  

1950  Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on this day in history.  

1950  "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs on December - 16.  

1950  On December - 16 otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70  

1952  On this day in history lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean  

1953  On December - 16 the Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.  

1953  1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters) on December - 16.  

1956  On this day in history "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances  

1957  Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan on December - 16.  

1958  On December - 16 bogota warehouse fire kills 82  

1959  Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on this day in history.  

1960  134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City on this day in history.  

1960  "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances on December - 16.  

1960  On December - 16 anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63  

1961  On this day in history "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs  

1961  On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61  

1962  On December - 16 constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution  

1962  On December - 16 david Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres  

1963  On December - 16 kenya joins the United Nations.  

1965  Gemini 6 returns to Earth on December - 16.  

1965  Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.  

1965  W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1965  William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91 on December - 16.  

1966  Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on December - 16.  

1969  On December - 16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing  

1970  The first successful landing on Venus (USSR) on December - 16.  

1971  On this day in history pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh  

1972  Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.  

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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  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  

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  On this day in history death of eberhard of Friuli  

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  On this day in history death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  On this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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