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Historical Events In April - 16

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1743  On April - 16 cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69  

1746  Battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart on this day in history.  

1756  On April - 16 jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79  

1760  Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward on April - 16.  

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

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

1787  On April - 16 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC  

1789  On this day in history george Washington heads for first presidential inauguration  

1789  On April - 16 george Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration  

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

1800  On this day in history jozef Stefani, composer  

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

1816  Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

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

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

1820  On April - 16 georg Curtius, German classical linguist  

1821  Ford Maddox Brown, painter on this day in history.  

1823  Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol) on this day in history.  

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

1828  On April - 16 francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82  

1832  John A Neuhuys, painter on April - 16.  

1838  Karel Bendl, composer on April - 16.  

1844  On this day in history the birth of Anatole France, French writer  

1844  Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921) on this day in history.  

1846  Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83 on April - 16.  

1849  M DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412] on this day in history.  

1849  The opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris) on this day in history.  

1849  Opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris on April - 16.  

1850  On April - 16 herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn)  

1850  On this day in history marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies  

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

1853  On this day in history the first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.  

1854  San Salvador destroyed by earthquake on April - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1319  On April - 16 birth of king John II of France (d. 1364)  

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

1628  Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand was born on this day in history.  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1648  John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) was born on April - 16.  

1652  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on April - 16.  

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

0924  Death of Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on April - 16.  

1113  On April - 16 death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  On this day in history svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]  

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

1198  On April - 16 death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on April - 16.  

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