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Historical Events In April - 16

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1743  Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1746  On this day in history battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart  

1756  Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79 on April - 16.  

1760  Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward on this day in history.  

1777  Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout Brits on this day in history.  

1780  On April - 16 the University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.  

1787  On this day in history 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC  

1789  George Washington heads for first presidential inauguration on this day in history.  

1789  George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration on April - 16.  

1799  On April - 16 napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor  

1800  On April - 16 jozef Stefani, composer  

1808  Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864 on April - 16.  

1816  On April - 16 edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)  

1818  On April - 16 senate ratifies Rush-Bagot ammendment (unarmed US-Canada border)  

1818  Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border) on this day in history.  

1820  Georg Curtius, German classical linguist on April - 16.  

1821  Ford Maddox Brown, painter on April - 16.  

1823  Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol) on April - 16.  

1825  On this day in history john Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84  

1828  On this day in history francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82  

1832  On this day in history john A Neuhuys, painter  

1838  On this day in history karel Bendl, composer  

1844  The birth of Anatole France, French writer on April - 16.  

1844  Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921) on April - 16.  

1846  Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1849  On this day in history m DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412]  

1849  On April - 16 the opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris)  

1849  On this day in history opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris  

1850  Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn) on this day in history.  

1850  Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies on this day in history.  

1851  Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist on this day in history.  

1853  On April - 16 the first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.  

1854  San Salvador destroyed by earthquake on this day in history.  

1854  On this day in history steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  King Louis the Pious (d. 840) was born on April - 16.  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on April - 16.  

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1628  On this day in history birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  On April - 16 birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

1646  On this day in history birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

1648  On April - 16 birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

1652  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on April - 16.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On April - 16 death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  On April - 16 death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

0924  On April - 16 death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

1113  Death of Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) on April - 16.  

1115  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on this day in history.  

1118  Death of Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.  

1198  On this day in history death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  On April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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