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December the 16th home page

December 16th is my birthday. Other stuff happened on that day too.

Interesting things that happened December 16:

Birthdays on this date ...

In 1485 Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII
In 1770 Ludwig von Beethoven (in Bonn, Germany), composer
In 1775 Jane Austen (in England), novelist (Pride and Prejudice)
In 1863 George Santayana, philosopher, poet, humanist
In 1899 Sir Noal Coward, playwright
In 1900 V.S. Pritchett, literary critic
In 1901 Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)
In 1917 Arthur C. Clarke, science-fiction author (2001, Childhood's End)
In 1926 James McCracken, dramatic tenor
In 1939 Liv Ullman (in Tokyo, Japan), actress (Cries and Whispers)
In 1941 Leslie Stahl, TV newsperson
In 1952 Elayne Boosler, Comedian
In 1962 William Perry, Chicago Bears (The Refrigerator)
In 1974 Justin Hall, mystic, poet
In 19?? Phillip K. Dick, futurist, author

Encyclopaedia Britannica's December 16 page

Events worth noting ...

Feast of St Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli
Bahrain National Day
Underdog Day
In 1689 English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution.
In 1773 Big Tea Party in Boston Harbor. Indians welcome.
In 1857 Earthquake in Naples, Italy.
In 1864 Battle of Nashville.
In 1893 Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres.
In 1905 "Variety", covering all phases of show business, first published.
In 1907 Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise.
In 1909 US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres JosC Santos Zelaya from office.
In 1911 South Pole first reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
In 1944 Battle of the Bulge began.
In 1953 First colour television program broadcast.
In 1965 Gemini VI returns to Earth.
In 1983 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for the second time.

And remember ...
National Indigestion Season

Although efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, several errors have been found in the past. Don't place any bets on the basis of what you find here. -- Gabe

Thanks to Poor Gabriel's Almanac for the info.

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