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Births on this Day
  • 1822-09-16 - Charles S Crocker: President of Central and South Pacific Railroad
  • 1823-09-16 - Francis Parkman: American historian / author (Oregon Trail)
  • 1823-09-16 - Michael Obrenovic: Ruler of Serbia
  • 1838-09-16 - James J Hill: Canada -- RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
  • 1832-09-16 - George Washington Custis Lee: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1837-09-16 - Pedro V van Alcantara: King of Portugal (1853-61)
  • 1847-09-16 - Albert Ross Parsons: Composer
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1736-09-16 - Daniel G Fahrenheit: Prussian / Netherlands physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
  • 1798-09-16 - Damasus Brosmann: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1834-09-16 - Antoine-Vincent Arnault: French writer (Guillaume the Nassau)
  • 1845-09-16 - John Kinker: Translator / philosopher / poet, dies at 81
  • 1896-09-16 - Carlos Gomez: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1911-09-16 - Edward Whymper: English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn)
  • 1920-09-16 - Daniel Andersson: Swedish Poet / writer (Polar History), dies at 32
 

Events on this Day
  • 1729-09-16 - Willem KH Friso installed as Viceroy of Groningen
  • 1741-09-16 - George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah, " premieres in Dublin
  • 1747-09-16 - French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
  • 1782-09-16 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
  • 1810-09-16 - Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
  • 1812-09-16 - Fire of Moscow
  • 1830-09-16 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
 

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