Historical Events In August - 16
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
1870 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 on August - 16.
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 this day in history.
1876 On August - 16 opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer on August - 16.
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 this day in history.
1884 On August - 16 adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1885 On August - 16 charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
1895 On August - 16 jacinto Guerrero, composer
1896 Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala on this day in history.
1897 On August - 16 robert Ringling, circus master
1898 Roller coaster patented on August - 16.
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster on August - 16.
1899 On this day in history glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1900 Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies on August - 16.
1902 On this day in history georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1903 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8 on August - 16.
1904 On this day in history nYC begins building Grand Central Station
1904 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946) on August - 16.
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 August - 16 franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 On August - 16 abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer on this day in history.