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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1871

Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73

Death
1874

Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79

Death
1877

Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

Event
1879

William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)

Birth
1880

Republic of South-Africa forms

Event
1882

John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)

Birth
1882

Zolt n Kod ly, Kecskem‚t Hungary, composer (Psalmus Hungaricus)

Birth
1882

Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)

Birth
1882

Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)

Birth
1883

Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)

Birth
1884

Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

Event
1886

Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"

Event
1888

Alphonse Juin, French marshal

Birth
1890

Harlan Sanders, founder/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Birth
1890

Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN

Event
1892

Cameron Prud'Homme, Auburn CA, actor (Rainmaker)

Birth
1892

A "Shon NŠnŠ" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady

Birth
1892

Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW

Event
1893

Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres

Event
1893

Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat

Birth
1895

Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia

Birth
1897

1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated

Event
1897

Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29)

Birth
1897

Alphonse Daudet, writer, dies at 57

Death
1897

L-M Alphonse Daudet, Frans writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57

Death