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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1828

John Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

Birth
1830

John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889

Birth
1833

Friedrich August Kanne, composer, dies at 55

Death
1834

L‚on Walras, French economist (border use theory)

Birth
1835

Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC

Event
1838

Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa

Event
1847

Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer

Birth
1850

Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts and England bowler 1880-83)

Birth
1851

Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)

Birth
1852

Henri-Jean Rigel, composer, dies at 80

Death
1852

Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59

Death
1857

Earthquake in Naples, Italy

Event
1857

Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)

Birth
1858

Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69

Death
1858

Dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island

Event
1859

Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

Death
1861

Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71

Death
1862

EugŠne Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)

Birth
1862

Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution

Event
1863

George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)

Birth
1863

Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)

Birth
1864

Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities

Event
1865

Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor

Birth
1869

Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)

Birth
1870

Stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31

Death