Orthodox calendar

Saint John the Silent Day (558).

folk calendar


Birthdays: Albina, Ivan, John, Savva, Fedor and Fedul.


December 16, 1773 – The Boston Tea Party. Bostonians disguised as Indians raided three British East India Company ships and threw 342 cases of tea overboard in protest of the duty-free importation of English tea into North America. The British government decided to close the port of Boston until the damage was fully repaired and sent warships to New England. These measures served as a signal for the general resistance of the North American colonies and, ultimately, the formation of the United States.

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On December 16, 1809, Napoleon divorced Empress Josephine.

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On December 16, 1931, a professional gypsy theater “Romen” was organized on the basis of the studio at the Main Department of Arts of the People’s Commissariat of Education of the RSFSR.

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On December 16, 1942, in the region of Stalingrad and on the Central Front, Soviet troops continued to conduct offensive battles in the same directions.

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On December 16, 1957, the Soviet expedition reached the south geomagnetic pole of the Earth for the first time.

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On December 16, 1985, Sylvester Stallone married Bridget Nielsen.

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On December 16, 1995, at a meeting of the European Council held in Madrid, the name of the single European monetary unit, the euro, was adopted.which they decided to put into circulation (first in non-cash payments) from January 1, 1999.

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December 16, 1485 was born Catherine of Aragon (Catherine of Aragon, Catalina de Aragon), first wife of King Henry VIII of England.

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December 16, 1872 was born Anton Denikin, Lieutenant General, Commander-in-Chief of the Volunteer Army in the Civil War, then Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the South of Russia. After its defeat, he surrendered command to Baron Wrangel and left Russia.

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December 16, 1883 was born Max Linder (Gabriel Leuvielle / Max Linder (Gabriel Leuvielle)), French film actor.

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December 16, 1896 was born Anna Anderson (Anna Anderson-Manahan), an impostor who spent 50 years trying to prove that she is Anastasia, the miraculously surviving daughter of the last Russian emperor.


December 16, 1917 was born Arthur Charles Clark (Arhur Charles Clarke), English science fiction writer, inventor and futurist.

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December 16, 1930 was born Albert TavkhelidzeGeorgian physicist, academician (1990).

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December 16, 1932 was born Rodion Shchedrin, composer. Husband of ballerina Maya Plisetskaya.

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Ave Maye, ballerina from Svalbard

Shchedrin gave his wife a book, and Plisetskaya gave her husband a dance

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December 16, 1946 was born Benny Andersson (Benny Andersson), member of the Swedish band ABBA.

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December 16, 1948 was born Yuri NikolaevTV presenter.

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Sorrowful dates

December 16, 1859 died Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist – famous storyteller. Jacob’s younger brother.

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December 16, 1898 died Pavel Tretyakoventrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of the famous art gallery, honorary citizen of Moscow.

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December 16, 1983 died Grigory Alexandrov (Mormonenko), film director.

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Author Petr Deryabin

Pyotr Deryabin is a journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru