December 16 in History – What happened on 16 December in Past

✅ Published on December 16th, 2019 in December in History

16 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 16, the day number in a year is 350 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 351. December 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 16 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1598Admiral Yi Sun-sin's Korean navy defeated the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Noryang, the final naval battle of the Imjin War.
1631A volcanic eruption in Mount Vesuvius, Italy, destroyed six villages and killed more than four thousand people.
1653Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth ofEngland.
1689The Parliament of England adopted the Bill of Rights, declaring that Englishmen possessed certain positive civil and political rights.
1707The last volcano erupted in Mount Fuji, Japan.
1707The last record of Mount Fuji in Japan exploded.
1740Frederick II of Persia invaded the succession of Austria to start the war and the Habsburg occupation of Silesia.
1761Seven Years' War-Russian forces captured Kolberg, Prussia'slast port on the Baltic coast, after a four-month siege.
1761Seven Years War: After a four-month siege, Russian Kolbergs under the command of Puert Ryumantesh took over the Prussian fort.
1773To prevent the unloading of tea that was taxed without their consent under the Tea Act, a group of colonists destroyed it by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
1826Benjamin W. Edwards traveled to the Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declared himself the ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
1838The Boers won a decisive victory over the Zulus in the Battle of the Blood River.
184019 years after his death, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was cremated.
1854The machine was used to clean the road in Philadelphia, USA for the first time.
1860Powell Napco, one of the scientists who invented TV, was born.
1862Nepal accepted the constitution of its state.
1873Heineken Brewery was founded in Amsterdam Netherlands.
1899The Milan Football Club Association was established in Italy.
1903The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai opened to guests.
1918Vincas Mickevicius-Kapsukas declared the formation of theLithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, a puppet state created by SovietRussia to justify the Lithuanian–Soviet War.
1920More than 1 lakh people died due to the earthquake in China's province of Kansas.
1920Finland joins League of Nations.
1930Herman Lamm, 'the father of modern bank robbery', was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt in Clinton, Indiana, US.
193011 banks were closed in North Carolina.
1933Diego Martinez Barrio resigned as Prime Minister of Spain.
1938Adolf Hitler instituted the Cross of Honour of the German Mother as an order of merit for Imperial German women.
1939The first battle of Summa started.
1942The Soviet Union started Tatsinkaya Red.
1944World War II-The Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany launched its final offensive in the western front, the Battle of the Bulge.
1946Thailand became a member of the United Nations.
1949Sukarno was elected President of the Republic of Indonesia.
1955England's busiest Heathrow Airport launched.
1960Two airliners collided in mid-air in heavy clouds over StatenIsland, New York City, killing 134 people.
1960136 people were killed in a plane crash in New York City, USA.
1969The British Parliament voted in favor of abolishing the death penalty altogether.
1971Bangladesh separated from Pakistan and became an independent nation after agreeing to a cease-fire between India and Pakistan.
1986Dinmukhamed Konayev was dismissed from the post of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, sparking riotsthroughout the country.
1997Denno Senshi Porygon, an episode of the Japanese televisionseries Pokémon, induced epileptic seizures in 685 children.
2006Space constitution was finalized in Nepal. Under this, King Gyanendra was removed as the head of the country.
2010Tibet's Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude of 3,750 meters, is completed, linking Medog County to the outside world.
2010A loan of 22.5bn euro to the Republic of Ireland is approved by the International Monetary Fund.
2011A budget agreement is reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
2011A report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees.
2012Japan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner.
2012Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, challenges party leadership by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC).
2012A woman in New Delhi was gang-raped on a bus, generating public protests across the country against the Government of India and the Government of Delhi for not providing adequate security for women.
2013The robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics is purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount; previously contracted by the U.S. military.
2013After years of receding, scientists report that the Arctic sea ice has rebounded in extent and volume.
201318 people died and 20 others were injured when a bus overturned in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
2014Apple Inc. wins an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of blocking competing music providers in its iTunes 7.0 update; the company proved that its upgrades were product improvements and that consumers were still able to access music purchased elsewhere.
2014Astronauts at the International Space Station have created a specialized wrench in their 3D printer using a custom-designed blueprint emailed to the station from engineers on Earth; previously, objects have been printed from pre-loaded design files.
2014A Tehreek-e-Taliban attack in a school in Peshawar in Pakistan killed 145 people, mostly school children.

Famous Birthdays of December 16 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1742Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher / Field Marshal / Germany
1908Remedios Varo / Painter / Spain
1997Zara Larsson / Singer / Sweden
1988Mats Hummels / Footballer / Germany
1872Anton Denikin / General / Russia
1717Elizabeth Carter / Poet / United Kingdom
1985James Nash / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1716Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini / Poet / France
1957H. D. Kumaraswamy / Politician / India
1927Peter Dickinson / Writer / United Kingdom
1966Clifford Robinson / Basketball Player / United States of America
1921Eulalio González / Writer / Mexico
1946Charles Dennis / Actor / Canada
1584John Selden / Scholar / United Kingdom
1951Mark Heard / Writer / United States of America
1964Billy Ripken / Baseball Player / United States of America
1930Bill Young / Politician / United States of America
1977Éric Bélanger / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1534Hans Bol / Artist / Belgium
1977Sylvain Distin / Footballer / France
1939Gordon Miller / Jumper / United Kingdom
1917Nabi Bux Khan Baloch / Author / Pakistan
1902Rafael Alberti / Poet / Spain
1896Anna Anderson / King / Russia
1944Don Meyer / Basketball Player / United States of America
1976Jen Golbeck / Scientist / United States of America
1963Benjamin Bratt / Actor / United States of America
1981Gareth Williams / Footballer / Scotland
1883Max Linder / Actor / France
1787Mary Russell Mitford / Author / United Kingdom

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