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Historical Events In December - 16

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

1973  Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies on December - 16.  

1974  On December - 16 kostas Varnalis, writer, dies  

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

1976  Government halts swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis on December - 16.  

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

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 this day in history pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state  

1980  Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54  

1983  On December - 16 riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital  

1983  On December - 16 yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time  

1983  Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74 on December - 16.  

1985  Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission on December - 16.  

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 December - 16.  

1987  On December - 16 roh Tae Woo wins Presidential Election in South Korea  

1987  On December - 16 albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79  

1988  Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud on December - 16.  

1988  H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies on December - 16.  

1989  On December - 16 aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies  

1991  On this day in history uN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote  

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

1992  Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1993  Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46 on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history mary Durack, poet, dies at 81  

1996  On December - 16 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  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 on December - 16.  

2005  The West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58 on December - 16.  

2007  Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  

1622  Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder was born on December - 16.  

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on December - 16.  

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  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 December - 16.  

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 this day in history john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies  

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 this day in history death of otto III of Montferrat  

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