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 This day in History - July 16
387 Historic Events for July 16
1863

Utrecht-Swells railway opens

Event
1864

Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27

Death
1865

George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist

Birth
1867

Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam

Event
1867

Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete

Event
1867

D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint

Event
1868

Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87

Death
1872

Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole

Birth
1877

B‚la Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)

Birth
1882

Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)

Birth
1882

Edward Earle, Toronto Ont, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight)

Birth
1886

Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies

Death
1887

Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73

Death
1887

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, black sox player (Say it aint so, Joe)

Birth
1888

Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)

Birth
1888

Percy Kilbride, SF CA, actor (Egg and I, Ma and Pa Kettle)

Birth
1889

Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83

Death
1890

Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies

Death
1894

Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan and England

Event
1894

Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners

Event
1895

Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton

Event
1896

Trygve Halvdan Lie, Norway, 1st UN secretary general (1946-52)

Birth
1896

Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74

Death
1896

Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)

Birth
1896

William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies

Death