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What Happened on December 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 A landslide occurs at a camp at an organic farm near the town of Batang Kali in Selangor, Malaysia, trapping 92 people and killing 31.[13]
2014 Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants attack an Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 150 people, 132 of them schoolchildren.
2013 A bus falls from an elevated highway in the Philippines capital Manila killing at least 18 people with 20 injured.
1989 Romanian Revolution: Protests break out in Timișoara, Romania, in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The ceasefire of the Pakistan Army brings an end to both conflicts. This is commemorated annually as Victory Day in Bangladesh, and as Vijay Diwas in India.
1971 The United Kingdom recognizes Bahrain's independence, which is commemorated annually as Bahrain's National Day.
1968 Second Vatican Council: Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain.
1960 A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 and a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation collide over Staten Island, New York and crash, killing all 128 people aboard both aircraft and six more on the ground.
1944 World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.
1942 The Holocaust: Schutzstaffel chief Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
1920 The Haiyuan earthquake of 8.5Mw , rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
1914 World War I: Admiral Franz von Hipper commands a raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby.
1912 First Balkan War: The Royal Hellenic Navy defeats the Ottoman Navy at the Battle of Elli.
1905 In Rugby Union, The "Match of the Century" is played between Wales and New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park.[9]
1883 Tonkin Campaign: French forces capture the Sơn Tây citadel.
1882 Wales and England contest the first Home Nations (now Six Nations) rugby union match.
1880 Outbreak of the First Boer War between the Boer South African Republic and the British Empire.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Nashville: The Union's Army of the Cumberland routs and destroys the Confederacy's Army of Tennessee, ending its effectiveness as a combat unit.
1863 American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
1850 The Charlotte Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
1843 The discovery of octonions by John T. Graves, who denoted them with a boldface O, was announced to his mathematician friend William Hamilton, discoverer of quaternions, in a letter on this date.
1838 Great Trek: Battle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius and Sarel Cilliers defeat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
1826 Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
1811 The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri.
1782 British East India Company: Muharram Rebellion: Hada and Mada Miah lead the first anti-British uprising in the subcontinent against Robert Lindsay and his contingents in Sylhet Shahi Eidgah.
1777 Virginia becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
1773 American Revolution: Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1761 Seven Years' War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kołobrzeg.
1689 Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
1653 English Interregnum: The Protectorate: Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1598 Seven-Year War: Battle of Noryang: The final battle of the Seven-Year War is fought between the China and the Korean allied forces and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive allied forces victory.
1575 An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.5Mw  strikes Valdivia, Chile.
1497 Vasco da Gama passes the Great Fish River at the southern tip of Africa, where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
1431 Hundred Years' War: Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
755 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Yanjing, initiating the An Lushan Rebellion during the Tang dynasty of China.
714 Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the Merovingian palace, dies at Jupille (modern Belgium). He is succeeded by his infant grandson Theudoald, while his widow Plectrude holds actual power in the Frankish Kingdom.
Famous People Born on December 16

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Year Name
1485 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess, later queen consort of England (d. 1536)
1630 Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, British botanist (d. 1715)
1979 Daniel Narcisse, French handball player
1867 Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (d. 1951)
1955 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
1986 Pärt Uusberg, Estonian actor, composer, and conductor.
1988 Mats Hummels, German footballer
1899 Noël Coward, English actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
1947 Vincent Matthews, American sprinter
1979 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter
Famous People Deaths On December 16

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Date Name
1935 Thelma Todd, American actress and comedian (b. 1905)
1325 Charles, French nobleman (b. 1270)
1809 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (b. 1755)
1974 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1884)
1952 Robert Henry Best, American journalist (b. 1896)
1751 Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. 1700)
1980 Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (b. 1890)
1977 Risto Jarva, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
1940 Eugène Dubois, Dutch paleoanthropologist (b. 1858)
705 Wu Zetian, Empress of the Zhou dynasty (b. 624)