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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1877

Karl L Hoschna, composer

Birth
1879

Ethel Barrymore, classic film and stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)

Birth
1882

Franz MT de Liage B”hl, German/Dutch assyrologist/translator

Birth
1882

British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria

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1882

Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)

Birth
1884

Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)

Birth
1884

Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)

Birth
1885

Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

Birth
1886

Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50

Death
1887

Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)

Birth
1890

Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia

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1892

Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")

Birth
1894

Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70

Death
1894

Indian chiefs from the Sioux and Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity and return to their old Indian faith

Event
1894

George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)

Birth
1895

Jacinto Guerrero, composer

Birth
1895

Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)

Birth
1896

Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala

Event
1897

Robert Ringling, circus master

Birth
1897

Vicente Ascone, composer

Birth
1898

Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster

Event
1899

Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)

Birth
1900

Jos‚ de Queir¢s, Portuguese writer (Bullock Maias), dies at 54

Death
1900

E‡a de Queiroz, writer, dies

Death
1902

Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer

Birth