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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1945  Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on this day in history.  

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  "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances on December - 16.  

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 December - 16.  

1949  Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed  

1950  Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on December - 16.  

1950  On this day in history "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 this day in history lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1958  Bogota warehouse fire kills 82 on this day in history.  

1959  On December - 16 snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48  

1960  On December - 16 134 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  "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs on this day in history.  

1961  Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61 on December - 16.  

1962  On this day in history constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution  

1962  On December - 16 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  On this day in history pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit  

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

1965  On December - 16 william Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91  

1966  On December - 16 beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK  

1969  On this day in history "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  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  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on December - 16.  

1614  On this day in history birth of eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)  

1622  On this day in history 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 December - 16.  

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

1717  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

0714  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on this day in history.  

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 December - 16.  

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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