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 This day in History - February 16
420 Historic Events for February 16
1886

Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)

Birth
1886

Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 and 2) Soccer intl)

Birth
1887

1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)

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1887

Eduard Douwes Dekker writes his last text (Lf8-c5)

Event
1890

Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer

Birth
1892

Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies

Death
1892

Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna

Event
1893

Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]

Birth
1894

British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast

Event
1896

Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)

Birth
1896

Charles A L Panz‚ra, French baritone (L'horizon Chim‚rique)

Birth
1898

Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)

Birth
1899

Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)

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1899

Fran‡ois F‚lix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57

Death
1900

Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter

Birth
1900

1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)

Event
1900

Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1

Event
1900

George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle

Death
1901

Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)

Birth
1901

Chester Morris, NYC, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown)

Birth
1903

-59øF (-51øC), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)

Event
1903

Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)

Birth
1904

Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)

Birth
1904

George F Kennan, Milwaukee Wisc, US ambassador (to Moscow)

Birth
1905

1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston

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