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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1897

Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)

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1899

Harold Walter Bailey, philologist

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1899

No‰l Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)

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1900

Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)

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1900

Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony

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1901

Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

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1901

Boer general Kritzinger captured

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1903

Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)

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1903

Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers

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1903

Hardie Albright, Pittsburgh, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter)

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1904

Edward Morris Bernstein, economist

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1904

Norbert E Fonteyne, Flemish writer (Guest house VivŠs)

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1905

"Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published

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1905

Piet Hein, poet/inventor

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1906

John Morrison, politician/landowner

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1906

Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner

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1907

Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)

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1907

Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman

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1907

Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise

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1907

Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)

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1908

1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)

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1909

Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 and 29 in India's 1st Test match)

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1909

Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter

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1909

US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres Jos‚ Santos Zelaya from office

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1910

Robert Noehren, composer

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