On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1899

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), born in Weed, New Mexico (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRobert Bunsen

Robert Bunsen, German chemist who invented the Bunsen Burner, dies at 88

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Robert Bunsen