Historical Events In August - 16
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1870 On this day in history ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.
1874 Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26) on August - 16.
1876 On August - 16 the opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth)
1876 On this day in history opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer on this day in history.
1879 Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise) on August - 16.
1882 On August - 16 british under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1882 On August - 16 pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 On August - 16 adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1885 Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country) on August - 16.
1886 On August - 16 swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1887 On August - 16 nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1890 On August - 16 alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant") on this day in history.
1894 Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith on August - 16.
1894 On this day in history george Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1894 Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70 on August - 16.
1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer on this day in history.
1896 On this day in history gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1897 Robert Ringling, circus master on this day in history.
1898 On August - 16 roller coaster patented
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.
1899 On August - 16 glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1900 On August - 16 eca de Queiroz, writer, dies
1902 Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on August - 16.
1903 On August - 16 tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
1904 NYC begins building Grand Central Station on August - 16.
1904 On August - 16 wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1905 On this day in history mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 On August - 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1906 On this day in history franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 On this day in history abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer on August - 16.