Historical Events In August - 16
Monday, 17 June 2019
1870 On this day in history ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1871 On August - 16 zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874 On August - 16 arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 The opera "Siegfried" is produced (Bayreuth) on this day in history.
1876 On this day in history opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 On this day in history karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 On August - 16 ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria on this day in history.
1882 Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper) on August - 16.
1884 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell) on August - 16.
1885 Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country) on August - 16.
1886 On this day in history swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
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 August - 16 indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
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 August - 16.
1896 On this day in history gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1897 On this day in history robert Ringling, circus master
1898 Roller coaster patented on August - 16.
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1900 On August - 16 eca de Queiroz, writer, dies
1902 On August - 16 georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
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 this day in history wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1905 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa on August - 16.
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 On August - 16 alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer