December 16

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The December 16 is the 350th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 351st in leap years ), thus remain 15 days to the year.

Historic anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

1653: Oliver Cromwell
1773: Boston Tea Party
Flag of Uruguay
1880: Transvaal Republic
1944: The Battle of the Bulge
1989: The "Maria" in Timișoara, the starting point of the uprising

economy

science and technology

1910: Coandă plane

Culture

1840: Nestroy's The Talisman

society

religion

1931: Albertus Magnus (fresco from 1352)

Disasters

  • 1575 : The Valdivia earthquake is one of the strongest in the history of Chile . In addition to destruction, there are few deaths in the city, but a triggered landslide blocks the outflow from Lake Riñihue . The natural dam breaks four months later with a deadly tidal wave.
The eruption of Vesuvius in 1631

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

1707: View of Mount Fuji (wooden panel print, around 1830)

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

18th century

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (* 1742)

19th century

1801-1850

1851-1900

Wassily Kandinsky (* 1866)

20th century

1901-1925

1926-1950

Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler (* 1928)

1951-1975

Bärbel Schäfer (* 1963)
Adam Riess (* 1969)

1976-2000

Krysten Ritter (* 1981)

Died

Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

Afonso de Albuquerque († 1515)

19th century

Hereditary Prince Karl Ludwig of Baden (* 1801)
Georg Christian von Kessler († 1842)

20th century

1901-1950

Camille Saint-Saëns († 1921)

1951-2000

William Somerset Maugham († 1965)

21st century

Stefan Heym († 2001)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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