On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1857

Historical Events

  • Earthquake in Naples, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • E. E. [Edward Emerson] Barnard, American astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1923)
1857 Highlights

About December 16, 1857

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius