Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1875 Quake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000 on May - 16.
1877 On May - 16 may 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
1878 Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely) on May - 16.
1879 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English on May - 16.
1879 Antonin DvorĂˇk's "Slavic Dancing," premieres on this day in history.
1880 On this day in history julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
1880 Karl August Krebs, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1881 On May - 16 world's first elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)
1881 On May - 16 world's 1st elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)
1882 On this day in history 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
1884 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25 on May - 16.
1887 On May - 16 bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
1888 On May - 16 cPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver British Columbia
1888 CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC on this day in history.
1889 On May - 16 joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)
1891 On May - 16 george A Hormel & Company introduce Spam
1891 On this day in history george A Hormel & Co introduce Spam
1892 Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary) on May - 16.
1892 John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies on May - 16.
1893 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30) on May - 16.
1894 On May - 16 fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
1897 On May - 16 walther Geiser, composer
1898 On this day in history august de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
1901 On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)
1902 On May - 16 2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3
1902 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie) on this day in history.
1903 On this day in history 1st transcontinental motorcycle trip begins at SF (George Wymann)
1903 On this day in history eduard Rappoldi, composer, dies at 72
1904 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928) on May - 16.
1904 On May - 16 n I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies
1905 The birth of Henry Fonda, American oscar winning film actor on May - 16.
1905 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia) on this day in history.
1906 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas) on May - 16.
1907 Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932) on May - 16.