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 This day in History - November 16
354 Historic Events for November 16
1822

Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

Birth
1824

NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business

Event
1827

James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)

Birth
1829

Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]

Birth
1831

Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51

Death
1835

Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

Event
1835

Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

Birth
1835

Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48

Death
1840

Frederick Scotson Clark, composer

Birth
1841

Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)

Event
1841

N E Guerin of NY patents cork-filled life preserver

Event
1854

Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician

Birth
1856

Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens

Event
1857

Henry Potoniā€š, German paleo-botanist/geologist (sapropelium)

Birth
1859

Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow

Event
1860

Edmund Schuecker, composer

Birth
1861

Vaclav Suk, composer

Birth
1862

Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")

Birth
1863

Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities

Event
1864

Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

Event
1864

Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

Event
1870

Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I

Event
1870

Alfred Hill, composer

Birth
1873

W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues)

Birth
1874

Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons

Birth