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December 16th, 2007 (December 16 2007)DeathDan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (born in 1951)
December 16th, 2006 (December 16 2006)DeathDon Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (born in 1940)
December 16th, 2006 (December 16 2006)DeathTaliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (born in 1950)
December 16th, 2006 (December 16 2006)DeathPnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (born in 1922)
December 16th, 2005 (December 16 2005)DeathKenneth Bulmer, English author (born in 1921)
December 16th, 2005 (December 16 2005)DeathEd Hansen, American film director and editor (born in 1937)
December 16th, 2005 (December 16 2005)DeathJohn Spencer, American actor (born in 1946)
December 16th, 2004 (December 16 2004)DeathTed Abernathy, American baseball player (born in 1933)
December 16th, 2003 (December 16 2003)DeathRobert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (born in 1914)
December 16th, 2003 (December 16 2003)DeathGary Stewart, American musician and songwriter (born in 1945)
December 16th, 2001 (December 16 2001)DeathStuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (born in 1958)Scott Adams Quotes
December 16th, 2001 (December 16 2001)DeathStefan Heym, German author (born in 1913)
December 16th, 1998 (December 16 1998)EventIraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert FoxThe United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
December 16th, 1998 (December 16 1998)DeathWilliam Gaddis, American writer (born in 1922)
December 16th, 1997 (December 16 1997)DeathNicolette Larson, American singer (born in 1952)
December 16th, 1996 (December 16 1996)DeathQuentin Bell, English art historian (born in 1910)
December 16th, 1995 (December 16 1995)DeathJohnny Moss, American poker player (born in 1907)
December 16th, 1995 (December 16 1995)DeathMariele Ventre, Italian choir director (born in 1939)
December 16th, 1993 (December 16 1993)DeathMoses Gunn, American actor (born in 1929)
December 16th, 1993 (December 16 1993)DeathTanaka Kakuei, Prime Minister of Japan (born in 1918)
December 16th, 1993 (December 16 1993)DeathCharizma, American Hip-Hop MC (born in 1973)
December 16th, 1991 (December 16 1991)EventUnited Nations General Assembly: UN General Assembly Resolution 4686 revokes UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 after Israel makes revocation of resolution 3379 a condition of its participation in the Madrid Peace Conference of 1991.
December 16th, 1991 (December 16 1991)EventIndependence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.
December 16th, 1990 (December 16 1990)DeathDouglas Campbell, American pilot (born in 1896)
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)EventProtest breaks out in Timisoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, Laszlo Tokes.
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)EventWalter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)DeathOscar Alfredo Galvez, Argentine racing driver (born in 1913)
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)DeathSilvana Mangano, Italian actress (born in 1930)
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)DeathAileen Pringle, American actress (born in 1895)
December 16th, 1989 (December 16 1989)DeathLee Van Cleef, American actor (born in 1925)
December 16th, 1988 (December 16 1988)BirthAnna Popplewell, English actress
December 16th, 1988 (December 16 1988)DeathSylvester, American singer (born in 1948)
December 16th, 1987 (December 16 1987)BirthHallee Hirsh, American actress
December 16th, 1986 (December 16 1986)EventRevolt in Kazakhstan against Communist party, known as Zheltoksan, which becomes the first sign of ethnic strife during Gorbachev s tenure
December 16th, 1985 (December 16 1985)EventMafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.
December 16th, 1985 (December 16 1985)BirthKeita Tachibana, member of Japanese boy band w-inds.
December 16th, 1985 (December 16 1985)DeathThomas Bilotti, American mafioso (born in 1940)
December 16th, 1985 (December 16 1985)DeathPaul Castellano, American mafioso (born in 1915)
December 16th, 1984 (December 16 1984)DeathDebs Garms, American baseball player (born in 1907)
December 16th, 1983 (December 16 1983)BirthKelenna Azubuike, English basketball player
December 16th, 1983 (December 16 1983)BirthDanielle Lloyd, English model
December 16th, 1982 (December 16 1982)EventThe Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.
December 16th, 1982 (December 16 1982)BirthGarnon Davies, Welsh actor
December 16th, 1982 (December 16 1982)BirthAntrel Rolle, National Football League defensive back
December 16th, 1982 (December 16 1982)DeathColin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars (born in 1928)Colin Chapman Quotes
December 16th, 1981 (December 16 1981)BirthFlo Rida, American rapper
December 16th, 1981 (December 16 1981)BirthAnna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer
December 16th, 1981 (December 16 1981)BirthTook Leng How, Malaysian criminal (died in 2006)
December 16th, 1981 (December 16 1981)BirthGareth Williams, Scottish footballer
December 16th, 1980 (December 16 1980)DeathColonel Sanders, American fast food entrepreneur (born in 1890)
December 16th, 1980 (December 16 1980)DeathHellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (born in 1900)
December 16th, 1979 (December 16 1979)EventLibya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
December 16th, 1979 (December 16 1979)BirthMihai Traistariu, Romanian singer
December 16th, 1979 (December 16 1979)BirthJessie Ward, American professional wrestler
December 16th, 1979 (December 16 1979)BirthTrevor Immelman, South African golfer
December 16th, 1978 (December 16 1978)EventCleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
December 16th, 1978 (December 16 1978)BirthGunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
December 16th, 1978 (December 16 1978)BirthKaine, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
December 16th, 1977 (December 16 1977)BirthEric Belanger, Canadian ice hockey player
December 16th, 1977 (December 16 1977)BirthSylvain Distin, French footballer
December 16th, 1977 (December 16 1977)DeathRisto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (born in 1934)
December 16th, 1976 (December 16 1976)DeathReal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (born in 1917)Cao Cao Quotes
December 16th, 1975 (December 16 1975)BirthValentin Badoi, Romanian footballer
December 16th, 1975 (December 16 1975)BirthNawo Kawakita, Japanese drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
December 16th, 1975 (December 16 1975)BirthBenjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
December 16th, 1975 (December 16 1975)BirthJonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor
December 16th, 1974 (December 16 1974)BirthFrida Hallgren, Swedish actress
December 16th, 1973 (December 16 1973)BirthThemba Mnguni, South African footballer
December 16th, 1973 (December 16 1973)BirthScott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer
December 16th, 1972 (December 16 1972)EventVietnam War: Henry Kissinger announces that North Vietnam has left private peace negotiations, in Paris.Henry Kissinger Quotes
December 16th, 1972 (December 16 1972)BirthAngela Bloomfield, New Zealand actress
December 16th, 1972 (December 16 1972)BirthCharles Gipson, American baseball player
December 16th, 1972 (December 16 1972)BirthZeljko Kalac, Australian soccer player
December 16th, 1971 (December 16 1971)EventBangladesh War of Independence and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
December 16th, 1971 (December 16 1971)EventIndependence Day of the State of Bahrain from British Protectorate Status
December 16th, 1971 (December 16 1971)BirthMichael McCary, American singer (Boyz II Men)
December 16th, 1971 (December 16 1971)BirthPaul van Dyk, German DJ
December 16th, 1967 (December 16 1967)BirthDonovan Bailey, Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter
December 16th, 1967 (December 16 1967)BirthMiranda Otto, Australian actress
December 16th, 1966 (December 16 1966)BirthClifford Robinson, American basketball player
December 16th, 1966 (December 16 1966)BirthDennis Wise, English footballer
December 16th, 1965 (December 16 1965)EventVietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966.Robert McNamara Quotes
December 16th, 1965 (December 16 1965)BirthChris Jones, American baseball player
December 16th, 1965 (December 16 1965)BirthMelanie Sloan, American attorney
December 16th, 1965 (December 16 1965)BirthNancy Valen, American actress
December 16th, 1965 (December 16 1965)DeathW. Somerset Maugham, English writer (born in 1874)
December 16th, 1964 (December 16 1964)BirthHeike Drechsler, East German-born sprinter
December 16th, 1964 (December 16 1964)BirthGeorgie Parker, Australian actress
December 16th, 1964 (December 16 1964)BirthBilly Ripken, American baseball player
December 16th, 1963 (December 16 1963)BirthBenjamin Bratt, American actor
December 16th, 1963 (December 16 1963)BirthJeff Carson, American singer
December 16th, 1963 (December 16 1963)BirthJames Mangold, American film director and screenwriter
December 16th, 1962 (December 16 1962)BirthMaruschka Detmers, Dutch actress
December 16th, 1962 (December 16 1962)BirthWilliam "The Refrigerator" Perry, American football player
December 16th, 1961 (December 16 1961)BirthBill Hicks, American comedian (died in 1994)Bill Hicks Quotes
December 16th, 1961 (December 16 1961)BirthJon Tenney, American actor
December 16th, 1960 (December 16 1960)Event1960 New York air disaster: While approaching New York s Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134.
December 16th, 1960 (December 16 1960)BirthPat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
December 16th, 1957 (December 16 1957)EventSir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
December 16th, 1956 (December 16 1956)DeathNina Hamnett, Welsh artist (born in 1890)
December 16th, 1955 (December 16 1955)BirthXander Berkeley, American actor
December 16th, 1955 (December 16 1955)BirthPrince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
December 16th, 1952 (December 16 1952)BirthJoel Garner, Barbadian West Indies cricketer
December 16th, 1952 (December 16 1952)BirthFrancesco Graziani, Italian footballer
December 16th, 1951 (December 16 1951)BirthRobben Ford, American guitarist
December 16th, 1950 (December 16 1950)EventPresident Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War.Harry S. Truman Quotes
December 16th, 1950 (December 16 1950)BirthClaudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (died in 2007)
December 16th, 1950 (December 16 1950)BirthRoy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (died in 2006)
December 16th, 1949 (December 16 1949)EventSvenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.
December 16th, 1949 (December 16 1949)BirthBilly Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
December 16th, 1949 (December 16 1949)DeathSidney Olcott, Canadian film director (born in 1873)
December 16th, 1948 (December 16 1948)BirthChristopher Biggins, English actor
December 16th, 1947 (December 16 1947)EventWilliam Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
December 16th, 1947 (December 16 1947)BirthBen Cross, English actor
December 16th, 1947 (December 16 1947)BirthVincent Matthews, American sprinter
December 16th, 1946 (December 16 1946)EventLeon Blum becomes Prime Minister of France.
December 16th, 1946 (December 16 1946)BirthBenny Andersson, Swedish musician, singer and songwriter (ABBA)
December 16th, 1946 (December 16 1946)BirthTrevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist
December 16th, 1945 (December 16 1945)BirthPatti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
December 16th, 1945 (December 16 1945)BirthBobby George, English professional darts player
December 16th, 1945 (December 16 1945)BirthYukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
December 16th, 1945 (December 16 1945)DeathGiovanni Agnelli, Italian automobile manufacturer (born in 1866)
December 16th, 1945 (December 16 1945)DeathFumimaro Konoye, Prime Minister of Japan (born in 1891)
December 16th, 1944 (December 16 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of the BulgeGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower s allied forces and Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt s German army engage in the Belgian Ardennes.Gerd von Rundstedt Quotes
December 16th, 1943 (December 16 1943)BirthSteven Bochco, American television producer and writer
December 16th, 1943 (December 16 1943)BirthTony Hicks, English guitarist (The Hollies)
December 16th, 1942 (December 16 1942)EventHolocaust: PorajmosHeinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.Heinrich Himmler Quotes
December 16th, 1942 (December 16 1942)BirthDonald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
December 16th, 1941 (December 16 1941)EventWorld War II: Japanese occupy Miri, Sarawak
December 16th, 1941 (December 16 1941)BirthLesley Stahl, American journalist
December 16th, 1940 (December 16 1940)DeathBilly Hamilton, American baseball player (born in 1866)
December 16th, 1938 (December 16 1938)EventAdolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German MotherAdolf Hitler Quotes
December 16th, 1938 (December 16 1938)BirthFrank Deford, American sportswriter
December 16th, 1938 (December 16 1938)BirthLiv Ullmann, Norwegian actress
December 16th, 1937 (December 16 1937)EventTheodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
December 16th, 1937 (December 16 1937)BirthJoyce Bulifant, American actress
December 16th, 1936 (December 16 1936)BirthMorris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
December 16th, 1935 (December 16 1935)DeathThelma Todd, American actress (born in 1905)
December 16th, 1934 (December 16 1934)BirthElgin Gay Baylor, NBA Hall of Famer
December 16th, 1932 (December 16 1932)BirthRodion Shchedrin, Soviet/Russian composer
December 16th, 1929 (December 16 1929)BirthNicholas Courtney, English actor
December 16th, 1928 (December 16 1928)BirthPhilip K. Dick, American writer (died in 1982)
December 16th, 1928 (December 16 1928)DeathElinor Wylie, American poet and writer (born in 1885)
December 16th, 1927 (December 16 1927)BirthRandall Garrett, American writer (died in 1987)
December 16th, 1926 (December 16 1926)BirthJames McCracken, American tenor (died in 1988)
December 16th, 1925 (December 16 1925)EventAlpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
December 16th, 1922 (December 16 1922)EventPresident of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zacheta Gallery in Warsaw.
December 16th, 1922 (December 16 1922)BirthCy Leslie, American music and video executive (died in 2008)
December 16th, 1922 (December 16 1922)DeathGabriel Narutowicz, first President of Poland (born in 1865)
December 16th, 1921 (December 16 1921)DeathCamille Saint-Saens, French composer (born in 1835)
December 16th, 1920 (December 16 1920)EventThe Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
December 16th, 1918 (December 16 1918)BirthPierre Delanoe, French songwriter and lyricist (died in 2006)
December 16th, 1917 (December 16 1917)BirthNabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
December 16th, 1917 (December 16 1917)BirthSir Arthur C. Clarke, English writer (died in 2008)Arthur C. Clarke Quotes
December 16th, 1915 (December 16 1915)BirthTurk Murphy, American trombonist (died in 1987)
December 16th, 1914 (December 16 1914)EventWorld War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
December 16th, 1914 (December 16 1914)DeathIvan Zajc, Croatian composer (born in 1832)
December 16th, 1910 (December 16 1910)EventDuring a ground test of his Coanda-1910 plane, Henri Coanda, caught unaware by the power of the engine, finds himself briefly airborne and loses control of the machine which crashes to the ground.
December 16th, 1907 (December 16 1907)EventGreat White Fleet started its circumnavigation of the world
December 16th, 1906 (December 16 1906)BirthBarbara Kent, Canadian actress
December 16th, 1905 (December 16 1905)BirthPiet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (died in 1996)Piet Hein Quotes
December 16th, 1902 (December 16 1902)BirthRafael Alberti, Spanish poet (died in 1999)
December 16th, 1901 (December 16 1901)BirthMargaret Mead, American anthropologist (died in 1978)Margaret Mead Quotes
December 16th, 1900 (December 16 1900)BirthV. S. Pritchett, English author and critic (died in 1997)V. S Pritchett Quotes
December 16th, 1899 (December 16 1899)BirthSir Noel Coward, English playwright, actor and composer (died in 1973)Noel Coward Quotes
December 16th, 1898 (December 16 1898)DeathPavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (born in 1832)
December 16th, 1897 (December 16 1897)DeathAlphonse Daudet, French novelist and short story writer (born in 1840)
December 16th, 1893 (December 16 1893)EventAntonin Dvorak s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From The New World" was given its world premiere at Carnegie Hall.Antonin Dvorak Quotes
December 16th, 1888 (December 16 1888)BirthKing Alexander I of Yugoslavia (died in 1934)
December 16th, 1888 (December 16 1888)BirthAlphonse Juin, marshall of France (died in 1967)
December 16th, 1883 (December 16 1883)BirthMax Linder, French pioneer of silent film (died in 1925)
December 16th, 1882 (December 16 1882)BirthSir Jack Hobbs, English cricketer (died in 1963)
December 16th, 1882 (December 16 1882)BirthZoltan Kodaly, Hungarian composer (died in 1967)
December 16th, 1882 (December 16 1882)BirthWalther Meissner, German physicist (died in 1974)
December 16th, 1872 (December 16 1872)BirthAnton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (died in 1947)
December 16th, 1869 (December 16 1869)BirthHristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (died in 1952)
December 16th, 1867 (December 16 1867)BirthAmy Carmichael, missionary in Dohnavur, India (died in 1951)
December 16th, 1865 (December 16 1865)BirthOlavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (died in 1918)
December 16th, 1864 (December 16 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Franklin-Nashville CampaignBattle of NashvilleMajor General George H. Thomas s Union forces defeat Lieutenant General John Bell Hood s Confederate Army of Tennessee.Thomas Hood Quotes
December 16th, 1863 (December 16 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
December 16th, 1863 (December 16 1863)BirthGeorge Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer (died in 1952)George Santayana Quotes
December 16th, 1861 (December 16 1861)BirthAntonio de La Gandara, French painter (died in 1917)
December 16th, 1859 (December 16 1859)DeathWilhelm Grimm, German writer and folklorist (born in 1786)
December 16th, 1850 (December 16 1850)EventHistory of New Zealand: The Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton.
December 16th, 1838 (December 16 1838)EventBattle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius combat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
December 16th, 1834 (December 16 1834)BirthLeon Walras, French economist (died in 1910)
December 16th, 1826 (December 16 1826)EventBenjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
December 16th, 1811 (December 16 1811)EventThe first two in a series of severe earthquakes occurs, in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri.
December 16th, 1809 (December 16 1809)DeathAntoine Francois, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (born in 1755)
December 16th, 1804 (December 16 1804)BirthViktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (died in 1889)
December 16th, 1790 (December 16 1790)BirthKing Leopold I of Belgium (died in 1865)
December 16th, 1787 (December 16 1787)BirthMary Russell Mitford, English writer (died in 1855)
December 16th, 1783 (December 16 1783)DeathJohann A. Hasse, German composer (born in 1699)
December 16th, 1783 (December 16 1783)DeathSir William James, British naval commander (born in 1720)William James Quotes
December 16th, 1776 (December 16 1776)BirthJohann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (died in 1810)
December 16th, 1775 (December 16 1775)BirthJane Austen, English writer (died in 1817)Jane Austen Quotes
December 16th, 1775 (December 16 1775)BirthFrancois-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (died in 1834)
December 16th, 1774 (December 16 1774)DeathFrancois Quesnay, French economist (born in 1694)
December 16th, 1773 (December 16 1773)EventAmerican Revolution: Boston Tea PartyMembers of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
December 16th, 1770 (December 16 1770)BirthLudwig van Beethoven, German composer (died in 1827)Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes
December 16th, 1765 (December 16 1765)DeathPeter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
December 16th, 1761 (December 16 1761)EventSeven Years War: After four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
December 16th, 1751 (December 16 1751)DeathLeopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (born in 1700)
December 16th, 1742 (December 16 1742)BirthGebhard Furst Blucher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (died in 1819)
December 16th, 1717 (December 16 1717)BirthElizabeth Carter, English writer (died in 1806)
December 16th, 1716 (December 16 1716)BirthLouis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (died in 1798)
December 16th, 1714 (December 16 1714)BirthGeorge Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (died in 1770)George Ade Quotes
December 16th, 1707 (December 16 1707)EventLast recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
December 16th, 1689 (December 16 1689)EventConvention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
December 16th, 1687 (December 16 1687)DeathWilliam Petty, English scientist and philosopher (born in 1623) Philo Quotes
December 16th, 1669 (December 16 1669)DeathNathaniel Fiennes, English politician (born in circa 1608)
December 16th, 1653 (December 16 1653)EventEnglish Interregnum: The ProtectorateOliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.Oliver Cromwell Quotes
December 16th, 1614 (December 16 1614)BirthEberhard III, Duke of Wurttemberg (died in 1674)
December 16th, 1598 (December 16 1598)EventSeven Year War: Battle of Noryang PointThe final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.
December 16th, 1598 (December 16 1598)DeathYi Sun-sin, Korean admiral (born in 1545)
December 16th, 1584 (December 16 1584)BirthJohn Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (died in 1654)John Selden Quotes
December 16th, 1575 (December 16 1575)EventThe 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.
December 16th, 1515 (December 16 1515)DeathAfonso de Albuquerque Portuguese naval general (born in 1453)
December 16th, 1497 (December 16 1497)EventVasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
December 16th, 1485 (December 16 1485)BirthCatherine of Aragon, Queen of England (died in 1536)
December 16th, 1470 (December 16 1470)DeathJohn II, Duke of Lorraine (born in 1425)
December 16th, 1431 (December 16 1431)EventHenry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
December 16th, 1392 (December 16 1392)EventNanboku-choEmperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.
December 16th, 1379 (December 16 1379)DeathJohn Fitzalan, Marshal of England
December 16th, 1378 (December 16 1378)DeathOtto III of Montferrat
December 16th, 1325 (December 16 1325)DeathCharles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (born in 1270)
December 16th, 0999 (December 16 0999)DeathSaint Adelaide of Italy (born in 931)
December 16th, 0867 (December 16 0867)DeathEberhard of Friuli
December 16th, 0755 (December 16 0755)EventAn Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.
December 16th, 0714 (December 16 0714)DeathPippin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
December 16th, 0705 (December 16 0705)DeathEmpress Wu of Zhou (born in 625)

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