16 April

16 April

April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 259 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 16th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Circus Day.
  • World Voice Day.
  • National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
  • Save The Elephant Day
  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Auctioneers Day
  • National Husband Appreciation Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 16

2012: The trial of Anders Behring Breivik begins in Oslo

The right-wing extremist had killed 77 people, mostly teenagers, in Oslo with a car bomb and at a youth camp on Utøya island. After doubts about his mental health emerged before the trial, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

2003: Ten new member states are admitted to the European Union

The Treaty of Accession admitted countries including Poland, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic to the EU. Its original title contains 99 words.

1964: The Rolling Stones release their debut album

The album The Rolling Stones, released in the United States with the added title “England’s Newest Hit Makers”, topped the UK charts for twelve weeks.

1917: Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia from exile

The communist revolutionary became leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (SFSR) later that year. From 1922, he was the first Premier of the Soviet Union.

1912: Harriet Quimby flies across the English Channel

The U.S. aviator was the first woman who achieved this feat. She died at the age of 37 when her plane crashed in Massachusetts.

1961: View from a car in Las Vegas 1961 from Life Magazine

View from a car in Las Vegas 1961 from Life Magazine

1944: West African troops, somewhere in Alsace,1944-45

West African troops, somewhere in Alsace,1944-45

1918: The columns of the St. Marks Basilica in Venice were protected by sandbags during WWI (1915-1918)

The columns of the St. Marks Basilica in Venice protected by sandbags during WWI (1915-1918)

1917: Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution in 1917.

1853: On 16th April 1853, the first passenger train in India introduced by Lord Dalhousie ran from Bombay to Thane covering a distance of 34 km. Now, Indian railways are the largest railway network in Asia

1853: On 16th April 1853, the first passenger train in India introduced by Lord Dalhousie ran from Bombay to Thane covering a distance of 34 km.

1789: George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration in 1789.

1705: Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1705.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 16

1939: Dusty Springfield, English singer, producer

1927: Pope Benedict XVI

1918: Spike Milligan, Indian/Irish actor, singer, screenwriter, author

1896: Tristan Tzara, Romanian/French poet, critic

1889: Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, composer

Charlie Chaplin was born.

Genghis Khan was born.

Chance the rapper was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 16

1958: Rosalind Franklin, English scientist

1879: Bernadette Soubirous, French mystic, saint

1859: Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian, scientist

1850: Marie Tussaud, French sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

1828: Francisco Goya, Spanish painter

Helen Mcroy died.

Francisco Goya died.

Iqbal Masih died.


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