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1773 : Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773, in Boston harbor, American colonists disguised as Indians board British tea ships Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver and throw their cargo overboard. They wanted to protest against the British monopoly on the tea trade in America. English repression to this act established the foundation for the American resistance.

1838 : Battle of Blood River

The Battle of Red River happened not far from the river Ncome in the KwaZulu Natal between Zulus and Voortrekkers. Between 10,000 and 20,000 Zulu warriors attacked 470 Voortrekkers. The battle lasted only a short time because of the superiority of weapons of the Voortrekkers.
More than 3,000 Zulu warriors were killed and the river became red with their blood.

1920 : Earthquake in China

On December 16, 1920, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 on the Richter scale hit the province of Gansu in China. More than 200,000 people were killed.

1944 : Beginning of the Battle of the Bulge

The German army under the command of Field Marshal Rundstedt launched an offensive on the Ardennes on the 16 December 1944 in order to recapture Antwerp and disperse the British and American armies. Allied forces are taken by surprise and disorientation is compounded by the very bad weather.

Novità del giorno : 16 Dicembre

Independance Day in Kazakhstan
Victory Day in Bangladesh and India
Commemoration of the surrender of the Pakistani army of 1971 which ended the War of Liberation of Bangladesh and the Indo-Pakistani conflict that has resulted.
This day is therefore also the independence day of Bangladesh.

Citazione del giorno : 16 Dicembre

George Moore, Romancier et homme de lettres irlandais
We travel around the world in search of something and goes home to find it.

Compleanni : 16 Dicembre

Catherine d'Aragon, Regina di Inghilterra (1485)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Compositore e pianista (1770)
Jane Austen, Scrittrice inglese (1775)
Alphonse Juin, Maresciallo di Francia (1888)
Arthur Charles Clarke, English writer (1917)
Pierre Delanoë, French lyricist (1918)
Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (1938)
Ben Cross, Attore inglese (1947)
Shane Black, American director and screenwriter (1961)
Jon Tenney, Attore (1961)
Liane Foly, French singer (1962)
Maruschka Detmers, Attrice (1962)
Benjamin Bratt, Attore (1963)
Heike Drechsler, Atleta (1964)
Donovan Bailey, Atleta (1967)

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Wilhelm Grimm, German writer (1859)
Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (1897)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Compositore (1921)
Thelma Todd, Attrice (1935)
W. Somerset Maugham, Scrittore (1965)
Silvana Mangano, Attrice (1989)
Lee Van Cleef, Attore (1989)
Tanaka Kakuei, Primo ministro giapponese (1993)
Mahmoud Messaâdi, Tunisian writer and thinker (2004)
Ted Abernathy, Giocatore di baseball (2004)
John Spencer, Attore (2005)
Roy Edward Disney, US producer (2009)
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