On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1920

Historical Events

  • 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000

Famous Deaths

  • Ma Yuanzhang, Chinese Muslim rebel and Sufi master, crushed to death during the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake at an unknown age
1920 Highlights

About December 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius