It Happened On December 16th!

Can you name the events that happened on December 16?

This wife of Henry the Eighth was born1485
On Dec 16, this Portuguese explorer, the first European to sail to India, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, surpassing the voyage of Bartolomeu Dias1497
This Italian volcano erupted, killing 40001631
He became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland1653
The last recorded eruption of this Japanese mountain took place1707
Birthdate of this German composer, as Schroeder would tell you1770
Disguised as Mohawks, the Sons of Liberty dumped crates of tea into the harbor during this pre-revolutionary uprising1773
This author of 'Sense and Sensibility' was born1775
This compiler of fairy tales died1859
Germany began a surprise offensive against Allied Forces in this battle1944
This Middle Eastern island state gained independence from British Protectorate status 1971
Don McLean released this 8+ minute song1971
Death of this founder of KFC1980
Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected president in this country's first democratic elections1990
The Dennō Senshi Porygonan ('Cyber Soldier Porygon') episode of this anime aired, allegedly inducing seizures in hundreds of Japanese children1997
This man was the first African-American to be named Secretary of State2000
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