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  • Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 1906

    Hot Dog

    Dorgan's earliest usage of hot dog

    Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 1906

    However, Dorgan's earliest usage of hot dog was not in reference to a baseball game at the Polo Grounds, but to a bicycle race at Madison Square Garden, in The New York Evening Journal December 12, 1906, by which time the term hot dog in reference to sausage was already in use. In addition, no copy of the apocryphal cartoon has ever been found.




  • France
    Friday Dec 16, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    Wang Jingwei fled to France

    France
    Friday Dec 16, 1927

    On December 16, Wang Jingwei fled to France. There were now three capitals in China: the internationally recognized republic capital in Beijing, the CPC and left-wing KMT (Kuomintang) at Wuhan and the right-wing KMT regime at Nanjing, which would remain the KMT capital for the next decade.




  • Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    Adolf Hitler

    Ardennes Offensive

    Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    On 16 December, he launched the Ardennes Offensive to incite disunity among the Western Allies and perhaps convince them to join his fight against the Soviets. Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany.




  • Rur valley, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    World War II

    Operation Queen

    Rur valley, Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    Western Allies slowly pushed into Germany, but failed to cross the Ruhr river in a large offensive (Operation Queen). The offensive took place from 16 November to 16 December.




  • The Ardennes: Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of the Bulge

    The Ardennes: Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany
    Saturday Dec 16, 1944

    The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg. The offensive took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. But the battle was lost to the German forces. The "Bulge" was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by the United States in World War II and the third-deadliest campaign in American history.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 16, 1950

    Korean War

    a National state of emergency

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 16, 1950

    On 16 December 1950, President Truman declared a national state of emergency with Presidential Proclamation No. 2914, 3 C.F.R. 99 (1953). which remained in force until 14 September 1978.




  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 16, 1954

    Warren Buffett

    Second Child

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 16, 1954

    In December 16, 1954, Buffett and Susan Thompson had their second child, Howard Graham.


  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Sunday Dec 16, 1962

    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Aftermath Escape Try

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Sunday Dec 16, 1962

    On December 16, 1962, inmate John Paul Scott successfully swam a distance of 2.7 nautical miles (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) from Alcatraz to Fort Point, at the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. He was found there by teenagers, suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion. After recovering in Letterman General Hospital, he was immediately returned to Alcatraz. It is the only proven case of an Alcatraz inmate reaching the shore by swimming. Scott's escape, undertaken in slightly more unfavorable conditions than Morris and the Anglins faced, and using a means of flotation that was far inferior to the raft constructed by Morris and the Anglins ( Scott made water wings by inflating stolen rubber gloves ) shook the line of reasoning that Morris and the Anglins had likely drowned. Today, a multitude of athletes swim the same Alcatraz to Fort Point route as part of one of two annual triathlon events.


  • Montreal, Canada
    Sunday Dec 16, 1979

    Trivial Pursuit

    Created

    Montreal, Canada
    Sunday Dec 16, 1979

    The game was created on December 15, 1979 in Montreal by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press.


  • Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1980

    KFC

    Death of Creator

    Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1980

    On 16 December 1980, his promotional work making him a prominent figure in American cultural history. By the time of his death, there were an estimated 6,000 KFC outlets in 48 different countries worldwide, with $2 billion of sales annually.


  • Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997

    Eminem

    Slim Shady EP

    Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 1997

    Eminem attracted more attention when he developed Slim Shady, a sadistic, violent alter ego. The character allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about drugs, rape, and murder. In the spring of 1997 he recorded his debut EP, the Slim Shady EP, which was released that winter by Web Entertainment.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 2001

    Kobe Bryant

    Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 2001

    On December 16, 2011, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and the couple requested joint custody of their daughters.


  • Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Increased Attention

    Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    On 15 December 2006, Middleton attended Prince William's Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which increased the media attention.


  • Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    Sunday Dec 16, 2007

    Kaká

    The FIFA Club World Cup

    Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
    Sunday Dec 16, 2007

    On 16 December, Kaká won the FIFA Club World Cup against Boca Juniors, scoring Milan's third goal of the match in a 4–2 victory which allowed them to be crowned World Champions.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The federal funds rate was lowered to zero percent

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

    December 16, 2008: The federal funds rate was lowered to zero percent.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Dec 16, 2013

    OnePlus

    OnePlus gets founded

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Dec 16, 2013

    OnePlus was founded on 16 December 2013 by former Oppo vice-president Pete Lau and Carl Pei. According to Chinese public records, OnePlus' only institutional shareholder is Oppo Electronics. Lau denied that OnePlus was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oppo and stated that Oppo Electronics and not Oppo Mobile (the phone manufacturer) is a major investor of OnePlus and that they are "in talks with other investors." The company's main goal was to design a smartphone that would balance high-end quality with a lower price than other phones in its class, believing that users would "Never Settle" for the lower-quality devices produced by other companies. Lau explained that "we will never be different just for the sake of being different. Everything done has to improve the actual user experience in day-to-day use." He also showed aspirations of being the "Muji of the tech industry", emphasizing its focus on high-quality products with simplistic, user-friendly designs. Continuing Lau's association with the platform from the Oppo N1, OnePlus entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Cyanogen Inc. to base its products' Android distribution upon a variant of the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod and use its trademarks outside of China.


  • India
    Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

    OnePlus

    Lawsuit by Micromax

    India
    Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

    On 16 December 2014, The Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court banned the import and sale of OnePlus One phones following a lawsuit by Micromax alleging it has exclusivity for shipping phones with Cyanogen OS software in India.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    Warren Buffett

    Hillary Clinton

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    On December 16, 2015, Buffett endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.


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