Historical Events In August - 16
Friday, 22 March 2019
1870 On this day in history ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer on August - 16.
1874 On August - 16 arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on August - 16.
1876 On this day in history opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer on this day in history.
1879 On this day in history ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell) on August - 16.
1885 On August - 16 charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1886 Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50 on August - 16.
1887 Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony) on August - 16.
1890 On August - 16 alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant") on August - 16.
1894 On this day in history indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1894 George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO) on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer on this day in history.
1896 Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala on this day in history.
1897 On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master
1898 Roller coaster patented on this day in history.
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on this day in history.
1899 On August - 16 glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1900 Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on August - 16.
1902 Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child) on August - 16.
1903 On this day in history tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
1904 On this day in history nYC begins building Grand Central Station
1904 On this day in history wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1905 On August - 16 mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000 on this day in history.
1906 On August - 16 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.