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On this day: December 16

Published: Dec 03 2013 04:46:18 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 16 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Beethoven is born, the colonials enjoy a Boston Tea Party, the Battle of the Bulge begins, Jimi Hendrix releases his first single, and MTV premieres Nirvana's "Unplugged" performance, all on this day.

OTD December 16 - Mount Fuji
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1707: The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan takes place. The eruption, which lasted about two weeks, formed a new crater and a second peak halfway down the volcano's side.

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