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!
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- 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
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
1944: 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)
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
1789: George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration in 1789.
1705: Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1705.
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.
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.