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 This day in History - September 16
434 Historic Events for September 16
1672

Anne Bradstreet, American poet, dies (birth date unknown)

Death
1685

John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)

Birth
1696

Lambert Pietkin, composer, dies at 83

Death
1702

Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria

Event
1729

Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen

Event
1736

Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

Death
1736

Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician

Birth
1741

George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin

Event
1747

French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom

Event
1762

Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator

Birth
1782

Great Seal of US used for 1st time

Event
1795

British capture Capetown South Africa

Event
1797

Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum

Birth
1798

Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67

Death
1800

Jozef Nowakowski, composer

Birth
1810

Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

Event
1812

Fire of Moscow

Event
1818

Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist

Birth
1822

Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central and South Pacific Railroad

Birth
1823

Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia

Birth
1823

Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

Birth
1824

Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

Death
1830

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"

Event
1832

George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1834

Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies

Death