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Historical Events In December - 16

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1973  On December - 16 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 December - 16.  

1976  George a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months on December - 16.  

1976  On this day in history government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis  

1976  George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90  

1982  Anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time  

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 this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies  

1987  Roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea on December - 16.  

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

1988  Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud on this day in history.  

1988  On December - 16 h "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies  

1989  Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies on December - 16.  

1991  On December - 16 uN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote  

1991  Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies on December - 16.  

1992  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 on December - 16.  

1992  Israel orders deportation of 415 Palestinians after escalating terrorist activity on December - 16.  

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

1993  On this day in history bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46  

1994  Mary Durack, poet, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1996  On this day in history 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  

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  The West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 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 December - 16.  

0714  Pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies on December - 16.  

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

0999  On this day in history adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68  

1325  On December - 16 death of charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)  

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  

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