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Historical Events In December - 16

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1973  On this day in history o.J. Simpson becomes first NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season  

1973  On December - 16 syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies  

1974  Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history george a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months  

1976  On December - 16 government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis  

1976  On this day in history george, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies  

1978  On this day in history cleveland, Ohio, become the first city in the post-Depression era to default on its loans.  

1978  Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR on this day in history.  

1978  Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1980  On December - 16 pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state  

1980  On December - 16 harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90  

1982  On December - 16 anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54  

1983  On this day in history riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital  

1983  Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time on December - 16.  

1983  Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1985  On December - 16 challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission  

1985  Paul Castellano Organized-crime chief shot dead by a NYC restaurant on December - 16.  

1985  Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea  

1987  Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79 on December - 16.  

1988  On December - 16 political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud  

1988  On this day in history h "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies  

1989  On this day in history aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies  

1991  UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote on December - 16.  

1991  On this day in history fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies  

1992  On December - 16 iBM said it would make its first layoffs in fifty years. The company announced it would trim its staff by 25,000 employees and dispose of some of the assets of its mainframebusiness.  

1992  On this day in history israel orders deportation of 415 Palestinians after escalating terrorist activity  

1992  On December - 16 anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80  

1993  On December - 16 bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46  

1994  On December - 16 mary Durack, poet, dies at 81  

1996  IBM announced on this day in 1996 it would stop selling computers that used that PowerPC chip and ran Windows NT. IBM, Motorola, and Apple had teamed up to challenge Intel Corporation's dominance in chips and Microsoft's near monopoly on operating systems on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history 43rd Mersenne prime found, 230,402,457 - 1. Discovered with the GIMPS project by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone, professors at Central Missouri State University.  

2005  On December - 16 the West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58.  

2007  Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan on December - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1485  On this day in history 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  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

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

1652  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

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

0882  On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

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

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