Historical Events In December - 16
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1734 Georg Peter Weimar, composer on this day in history.
1740 On this day in history prussian Libya falls to Silezie
1748 On December - 16 ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer
1761 On December - 16 russian army occupies Kolberg
1765 On December - 16 peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
1767 On this day in history van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers
1770 Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on Dec. 16, 1770 (baptized on Dec. 17, 1770) on this day in history.
1770 On December - 16 ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy)
1773 On December - 16 big tea party in Boston harbor-Indians welcome
1773 On this day in history boston Tea Party' , when the 'Sons of Liberty' dumped 18,000 worth of tea in the Boston harbor
1773 The Boston Tea Party occurs when American colonists board a British ship and dump overboard more than 300 chests of tea to protest high taxes on this day in history.
1773 On this day in history big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
1774 On December - 16 francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80
1775 The birth of Jane Austen, English novelist on December - 16.
1775 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer on this day in history.
1777 On this day in history janos Fusz, composer
1781 Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.
1783 Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84 on December - 16.
1790 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.
1809 Marriage between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine disolved after thirteen years on December - 16.
1809 On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte and the Empress Josephine are divorced by an act of the French Senate.
1809 On December - 16 napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate
1809 On December - 16 peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance
1811 On December - 16 most violent & prolonged quakes in US begins in Midwest region
1811 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage on this day in history.
1812 William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900 on this day in history.
1816 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73 on December - 16.
1817 On this day in history leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon
1819 Robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history charles Edward Horsley, composer
1824 On December - 16 great North Holland Canal opens
1825 Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899 on this day in history.
1826 On December - 16 benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
1827 On December - 16 john A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
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