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This Day in History: December 16

December 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1431 - Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris, France.
  2. 1497 - Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope, the point where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
  3. 1707 - Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  4. 1773 - American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
  5. 1903 - Taj Mahal Palace & Tower first opened its doors to the guests.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Catherine of Aragon, Jane Austen (English author), V. S. Pritchett (English author and critic), Margaret Mead (American anthropologist), Adam Riess (American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize Laureate)

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