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Events of December 16th:
December 16th is the 350th day of the year (351st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about December 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 16th:
1485 Catherine of Aragon (wife of King Henry VIII of England)
1770 Ludwig Van Beethoven (composer)
1775 Jane Austen (author)
1899 Noël Coward (actor, playwright, composer)
1917 Sir Arthur C. Clarke (Science-Fiction author)
1928 Philip K. Dick (Science-Fiction author)
1946 Benny Andersson (musician/singer - ABBA)
1946 Terence Knox (actor)
1948 Christopher Biggins (actor)7
1949 Bill Gibbons (guitarist, singer - ZZ Top)
1961 Bill Hicks (comedian)
1966 Dennis Wise (soccer player and manager)
December 16th in History:
1431 Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
1773 Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty, a group formed to protect the rights of colonists, dump crates of tea into Boston harbor to protest the Tea Act.
1838 Boers defeat the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River in what is today Cape Town, South Africa.
1903 Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From The New World", premiers at Carnagie Hall.
1925 Reza Shah becomes Shah of Persia.
1965 General William Westmoreland sends a request to the US Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, for an additional 243,000 troops by the end of 1966 to serve in Vietnam.
1991 Kazakhstan independent from USSR.
1998 US and Britain launch Operation Desert Fox, bombing of WMD-related targets in Iraq.
2003 President George Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act into law, establishing national standards for commercial email.
December 16th is also:
National Day (Bahrain)
Independence Day (Kazakhstan)
Victory Day (Bangladesh)
Vijay Diwas - Victory Day (India)
Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
People born on December 16th are Sagittarius
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