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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1829

Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

Event
1830

Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography

Birth
1832

George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1832

Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat

Birth
1834

London parliament catches fire; historic documents burn

Event
1836

Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer, dies at 33

Death
1837

John Francis Barnett, composer

Birth
1841

Queens University in Kingston is chartered

Event
1846

Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether

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1847

Charlotte Bronte's book "Jane Eyre" published

Event
1848

1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

Event
1849

Geoirge Washington Williams, famous African

Birth
1849

Charles Harford Lloyd, composer

Birth
1849

Arnold Krug, composer

Birth
1849

British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

Event
1849

George Washington Williams, 1st major black historian, dies

Death
1849

Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Event
1851

James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)

Birth
1852

Dutch Govt recognize Catholics right to organize

Event
1854

Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray)

Birth
1854

Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist

Birth
1855

Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian

Birth
1859

John Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va

Event
1861

Confederacy starts selling postage stamps

Event
1862

George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31

Death