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Daily Trivia - September 16

Births

16 - Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
1098 - Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess, mystic writer, and composer (d. 1179)
1387 - King Henry V of England, (d. 1422)
1507 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1557 - Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)
1651 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
1678 - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
1722 - Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
1725 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
1745 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal, (d. 1813)
1782 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian (d. 1893)
1827 - Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
1853 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1927)
1859 - Yuan Shikai, Chinese politician and self-proclaimed emperor. (d. 1916)
1875 - James C. Penney, American department store founder (d. 1971)
1881 - Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
1883 - T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
1886 - Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor, painter, and poet (d. 1966)
1887 - Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher (d. 1979)
1888 - F. E. Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1891 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German World War II spy (d. 1972)
1893 - Alexander Korda, Hungarian film director (d. 1956)
1893 - Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1905 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
1910 - Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
1910 - Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's car driver (d. 1975)
1914 - Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (d. 1999)
1916 - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
1916 - Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Saint Kitts and Nevis politician (d. 1978)
1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, leader of Singapore
1924 - Lauren Bacall, American actress
1925 - Charlie Byrd, American musician (d. 1999)
1925 - B. B. King, American musician
1925 - Charles J. Haughey, President of Ireland (d. 2006)
1927 - Peter Falk, American actor
1930 - Anne Francis, American actress
1934 - Elgin Baylor, American basketball player
1934 - George Chakiris, American actor
1935 - Carl Andre, American artist
1935 - Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist
1937 - Alexander Medved, Russian wrestler
1939 - Breyten Breytenbach, South African writer and painter
1941 - Richard Perle, American political advisor
1943 - James Alan McPherson, American writer
1946 - Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
1947 - Russ Abbot, British comedian
1948 - Ron Blair, American bassist
1949 - Ed Begley, Jr., American actor
1950 - Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
1953 - Eric Vail, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 - Janet Ellis, British television presenter
1955 - Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
1955 - Robin Yount, baseball player
1956 - David Copperfield, American magician
1956 - Mickey Rourke, American actor
1957 - David McCreery, Irish footballer
1958 - Orel Hershiser, baseball player
1958 - Jennifer Tilly, American actress
1960 - Danny John-Jules, British actor
1960 - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
1963 - Richard Marx, American singer
1964 - Molly Shannon, American actress
1964 - Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
1965 - Katy Kurtzman, American actress, director, and producer
1968 - Marc Anthony, American singer
1971 - Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live)
1973 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
1975 - Shannon Noll, Australian singer and actor
1981 - Alexis Bledel, American actress
1984 - Katie Melua, Georgian singer
1986 - Kyla Pratt, American actress
1988 - Teddy Geiger, American singer and songwriter

Deaths

96 - Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
307 - Flavius Valerius Severus, deposed Roman Emperor (murder)
1087 - Pope Victor III
1100 - Bernold of Constance, German chronicler
1345 - John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
1380 - King Charles V of France (b. 1338)
1394 - Avignon Pope Clement VII (b. 1342)
1406 - Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow
1589 - Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1672 - Anne Bradstreet, American colonial poet
1701 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
1736 - Gabriel Fahrenheit, German physicist (b. 1686)
1775 - Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
1803 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
1824 - King Louis XVIII of France (b. 1755)
1829 - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
1864 - John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
1865 - Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
1911 - Edward Whymper, English mountain climber (b. 1840)
1925 - Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
1932 - Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
1944 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
1945 - John McCormack, Irish tenor (b. 1884)
1950 - Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (b. 1881)
1973 - Victor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (murdered)
1975 - Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b.1896)
1977 - Marc Bolan, English musician (b. 1947)
1977 - Maria Callas, American-born soprano (b. 1923)
1980 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (b. 1896)
1993 - Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (b. 1966)
1996 - McGeorge Bundy, U.S. National Security Advisor (b. 1919)
2000 - Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
2001 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
2003 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)

Events

1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
1597 - Yi Sun-sin leads 12 ships of the Korean fleet against an invasion by 133 Japanese ships. The Koreans sink 31 enemy ships and force a Japanese retreat.
1701 - Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, more commonly referred to as the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant of the thrones of Scotland and England
1776 - American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
1795 - United Kingdom conquers Cape Town, South Africa
1810 - With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo proclaims Mexico's independence from Spain
1812 - Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight - the city is burned down totally days later
1829 - The Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829, ends with the signing of the Treaty of Adrianople (Edirne)
1893 - Settlers race in Oklahoma for prime land in the Cherokee Strip.
1901 - Alturas, California, incorporated as the only city in Modoc County
1908 - General Motors is founded.
1919 - The American Legion is incorporated.
1920 - The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P.Morgan building in New York City - 33 are killed with 400 injured.
1940 - The Selective Service Act is passed, instituting the draft in the United States.
1940 - Sam Rayburn elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
1941 - Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia was about to align his petroleum-rich country with Germany during World War II, the United Kingdom and the USSR occupy Iran and forced him to resign in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
1955 - Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina
1956 - Play-Doh is introduced to the world
1963 - Malaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo(Sabah) and Sarawak
1966 - The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City to the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
1970 - King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule, resulting in formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
1975 - Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
1981 - Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Thomas Hearns by a knockout in round 14 in Las Vegas to unify boxing's world Welterweight championship.
1982 - Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
1984 - Miami Vice first airs on NBC.
1987 - The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
1991 - The trial of Panamanian "strongman" Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
1992 - Black Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the Deutschmark.
1997 - National Stepfamily Day chosen in recognition of founder Christy Borgeld which is held every year on September 16-the day of the birth of her first child. more details
2000 - Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive.
2004 - Hurricane Ivan touches land near Gulf Shores, Alabama, becoming the third costliest hurricane to strike the United States.

Holidays

In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
     
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