Today – December 16

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Today’s Memorable Events

United States Event

December 16, 1773Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party ("Americans throwing Car...
Boston Tea Party (“Americans throwing Cargoes of the Tea Ships into the River, at Boston”). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and reference is often made to it in other political protests.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The French and Indian War Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1744-1773)


Notable Foreign Birthdays

Ludwig van Beethoven – Acclaimed German composer

Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing t...
Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ludwig van Beethoven (Probably 16 December [baptised 17 December] 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.

 

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)


Jane Austen – One of England’s most distinguished novelists.

Portrait of Jane Austen
Portrait of Jane Austen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist, whose realism, biting social commentary and use of free indirect speech have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)

 

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