Sunday 31 December 1916, NewYear’s Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Suzy Delair .
The Pride of the Clan, directed by Maurice Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1916 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Suzy Delair: Paris, France -- Actress (Utopia, White Paws).
- Ernst Rudorff: Composer, dies at 76.
- Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller closely related to codeine is first synthesized in Germany.
- Rodeo's first side-delivery bucking chute is designed and made by the Bascom boys (Raymond, Mel, Earl) and their father John W. Bascom at Welling, Alberta Canada.
- ''Cours de linguistique générale'' by Ferdinand de Saussure is published.
- The Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, are cancelled.
- Food is rationed in Germany.
- Ernst Rüdin publishes his initial results on the genetics of schizophrenia.
- The Netherlands is hit by a North Sea storm that floods the lowlands and kills 10,000 people.
- Robert Baden-Powell founds the Wolf Cubs Scouts in Britain, changed to Cub Scouts in the USA.
- Louis Enricht claims he has a substitute for gasoline.
- Gustav Holst composes ''The Planets, Opus 32''.
- Bray Studios creates the ''Farmer Al Falfa'' series, the first of the ''Terrytoons''.
- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is founded in the United States.
- The ''Enrico Parodi'' sinks while in tow off The Carracks in Cornwall, England.
- In the 1941 film ''Citizen Kane'', Charles Foster Kane runs for New York governor and loses. Also in 1916, Emily Monroe Norton divorces him and, in either this year or in 1917, he marries Susan Alexander.
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- 1812 Overture, Part 1 - Regimental Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards
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