What Happened on July 16, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies