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Historical Events In December - 16

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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  Thailand joins the United Nations on December - 16.  

1948  On this day in history "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances  

1949  On this day in history 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.  

1949  On December - 16 sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier  

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

1950  On this day in history truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"  

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

1950  On this day in history otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70  

1952  On December - 16 lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean  

1953  The Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)  

1956  "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances on December - 16.  

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

1958  On December - 16 bogota warehouse fire kills 82  

1959  Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on December - 16.  

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

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

1960  Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63 on December - 16.  

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

1961  On December - 16 boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61  

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

1962  On this day in history david Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres  

1963  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

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 this day in history "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing  

1970  On this day in history the first successful landing on Venus (USSR)  

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

1972  On December - 16 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)  

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

1614  On December - 16 birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on this day in history.  

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

1714  On December - 16 birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)  

1716  Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on this day in history.  

1717  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 16.  

1378  Death of Otto III of Montferrat on this day in history.  

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