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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1748

Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer

Birth
1761

Russian army occupies Kolberg

Event
1767

Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers

Event
1770

Ludwig von Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (Ode to Joy)

Birth
1773

Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)

Event
1774

Fran‡ois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80

Death
1775

Fran‡ois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer

Birth
1775

Jane Austin, England, novelist (Pride and Prejudice)

Birth
1777

Janos Fusz, composer

Birth
1781

Georg Simon Lohlein, composer, dies at 56

Death
1783

Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84

Death
1790

Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38

Death
1809

Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate

Event
1809

Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance

Birth
1811

8.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Event
1812

William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

Birth
1816

Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73

Death
1817

Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon

Event
1819

Robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861

Birth
1821

Claire E J, countess the R‚musat/Vergennes/author (Salon), dies at 41

Death
1822

Charles Edward Horsley, composer

Birth
1824

Great North Holland Canal opens

Event
1825

Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

Birth
1825

Robert Prescott Stewart, composer

Birth
1827

John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer

Birth