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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1892

John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies

Death
1892

Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary)

Birth
1892

Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor

Birth
1892

Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 74

Death
1893

Jos‚ Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)

Birth
1893

Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer

Birth
1894

Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium and 170 other buildings

Event
1897

Walther Geiser, composer

Birth
1898

August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)

Birth
1901

Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)

Event
1902

Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)

Birth
1902

2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3

Event
1903

1st transcontinental motorcycle trip begins at SF (George Wymann)

Event
1903

George Wyman makes 1st motorcycle trip across the US

Event
1903

Eduard Rappoldi, composer, dies at 72

Death
1904

N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies

Death
1904

Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)

Birth
1904

Lily Pons, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris)

Birth
1905

Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)

Birth
1905

H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)

Birth
1906

Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master

Birth
1906

Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)

Birth
1906

Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)

Birth
1907

Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932)

Birth
1908

Hilary Preston, editor

Birth