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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1910

Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")

Birth
1910

Stanojlo Rajicic, composer

Birth
1912

Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia

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1912

1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20› parcel post, issued

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1913

Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

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1914

French offensive in Artois (P‚tain)

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1914

Ivan Zajc, composer, dies at 82

Death
1915

Georgi Sviridov, composer

Birth
1915

Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity"

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1915

Georgy Vasilevich Svirdov, composer

Birth
1916

Udom Patpongsiri, property developer

Birth
1916

Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer

Birth
1916

Grigori Rasputin, a powerful Russian monk, murdered

Death
1917

Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

Birth
1918

Henry Clarke, fashion photographer

Birth
1918

Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

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1919

Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)

Birth
1920

Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies

Death
1920

8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000ý miles (Kansu China); Over 180,000 die

Event
1921

Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86

Death
1922

Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist

Birth
1922

Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st pres of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated

Death
1922

Eli‰zer Ben-Jehuda, [Perelmann], Latvia/Palestinian writer, dies at 67

Death
1922

NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

Event
1922

Mutual Assn of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) formally organizes

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