Historical Events In December - 16
Monday, 19 April 2021
1828 On December - 16 john Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1830 On December - 16 john Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1833 On this day in history friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55
1834 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory) on this day in history.
1835 On this day in history disaster struck Wall Street on this day in 1835, as a fire ravaged the hub of the financial community in lower Manhattan. The inside of the Merchants' Exchange building was nearly destroyed by the fire, leaving the New York Stock and Exchange Board without a home
1835 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in New York NY on this day in history.
1835 The Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire on December - 16.
1835 On December - 16 fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC
1838 On this day in history boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa
1838 The Boers defeat the Zulus in South Africa on this day in history.
1847 Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer on December - 16.
1850 History of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton on December - 16.
1850 On December - 16 fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
1851 On this day in history theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
1852 On December - 16 the Evening Star newspaper begins publication in Washington, DC.
1852 Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1857 On December - 16 earthquake in Naples, Italy
1857 On December - 16 the birth of Edward Emerson Barnard, US astronomer
1857 Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite) on this day in history.
1858 Dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island on this day in history.
1858 Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69 on December - 16.
1859 Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1861 On this day in history karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71
1862 On December - 16 kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution
1862 On this day in history eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
1863 On December - 16 george Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
1864 On December - 16 battle of Nashville
1864 Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities on December - 16.
1865 On December - 16 victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
1869 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography) on December - 16.
1870 On this day in history the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is lit for the first time.
1870 On this day in history stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31
1871 On December - 16 willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73
1874 On this day in history abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79