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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1846

Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)

Birth
1846

Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe P‚lissier in Paris

Event
1854

Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies

Death
1858

Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan

Event
1860

Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)

Birth
1860

Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)

Birth
1861

Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy

Event
1861

Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri

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1862

Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)

Birth
1863

Emancipation Proclamation signed

Event
1863

Chickamauga campaign GA

Event
1863

Henry Constant Gabriel Piern‚, Metz France, composer (Edith)

Birth
1864

Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)

Birth
1864

John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31

Death
1864

Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam

Event
1864

Battle of Front Royal VA (Guard Hill)

Event
1864

4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault

Event
1867

Ant¢nio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)

Birth
1868

Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)

Birth
1868

Charles Sanford Skilton, composer

Birth
1870

Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80

Death
1870

Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion

Event
1871

Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer

Birth
1874

Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)

Birth
1876

Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth

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