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 This day in History - January 16
361 Historic Events for January 16
1868

Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer

Birth
1868

Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit

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1870

Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)

Birth
1870

Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War

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1871

Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman

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1872

Henri-Paul Busser, composer

Birth
1872

Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)

Birth
1873

Boyd Alexander, English explorer

Birth
1874

Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)

Birth
1877

Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop

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1878

Robert Garbe, German poet (G”rniek)

Birth
1878

Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, US actor (Informer)

Birth
1878

Harry Carey Sr, Bronx NY, actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)

Birth
1879

January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)

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1883

Quebec Rugby Football Union forms

Event
1883

Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system

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1885

Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)

Birth
1886

Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51

Death
1887

John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)

Birth
1887

Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes

Event
1889

128øF (53øC), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)

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1890

Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director

Birth
1890

Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)

Birth
1891

Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54

Death
1891

Leo Delibes, French ballet composer (Lakm‚), dies at 54

Death