What Happened on December 16, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57