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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1748

"Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies

Event
1763

Frederick of York, English duke/bishop of Osnabrck

Birth
1769

Jean Aime Vernier, composer

Birth
1776

Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer

Birth
1777

Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt

Event
1780

British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC

Event
1786

Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80

Death
1794

Hungarian revolutionary Ign c Martinovics arrested in Vienna

Event
1795

Heinrich August Marschner, composer

Birth
1797

Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth

Event
1799

Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61

Death
1807

Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72

Death
1812

Gen Hull surrenders Detroit and Michigan territory to England

Event
1816

Joseph Robinson, composer

Birth
1817

Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865

Birth
1819

Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators

Event
1828

Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1829

Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited

Event
1831

Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1831

Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30

Death
1832

Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher

Birth
1834

Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile

Event
1836

John Farmer, composer

Birth
1837

Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer

Birth
1845

Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist

Birth