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Historical Events In December - 16

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1945  Cleveland Rams win NFL championship on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On December - 16 thailand joins the United Nations.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  Swedish Carmaker DebutsA Swedish company by the name of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget produced its first motorcar. In 1965 the concern changed its name to Saab Aktiebolag, and a few years later simply to Saab. The first Saab automobiles were engineered with the precision of fighter planes--the company's other main product on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1949  On December - 16 traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On December - 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On this day in history otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1952  Lord Mountbatten appointed as chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  The Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  On December - 16 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On this day in history "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  Bogota warehouse fire kills 82 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On this day in history snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On this day in history 134 die when a United DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide in the skies over New York City.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  On December - 16 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63 on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On December - 16 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1961  On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  On this day in history constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nep l adopts new constitution  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1962  David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1963  Kenya joins the United Nations on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On December - 16 gemini 6 returns to Earth  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  W Somerset Maugham English author ("Of Human Bondage"), dies at 91 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  On this day in history "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On December - 16 the first successful landing on Venus (USSR)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  Pakistan army surrenders to Indian army in Bangladesh on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In December - 16

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1485  Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII was born on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1584  John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1614  Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1652  Giovanni Maria Casini, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1714  George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1716  On this day in history birth of louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1717  Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In December - 16

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0705  On this day in history death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0714  On December - 16 pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0867  Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0875  Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75 on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0882  John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0999  Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1325  Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  On December - 16 death of otto III of Montferrat  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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