This Day in History on 16 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 16 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Victory Day (Bangladesh)


Victory Day (India)

Important Events

1773 – American Revolution: Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

1930 – Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a 200-strong posse, following a botched bank robbery, in Clinton, Indiana.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1959 – H. D. Kumaraswamy, Indian social worker and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History