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