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Historical Events In April - 16

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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 April - 16.  

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

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

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

1789  On this day in history george Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration  

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

1800  Jozef Stefani, composer on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864  

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

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

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

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  On April - 16 john Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84  

1828  Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1832  John A Neuhuys, painter on April - 16.  

1838  Karel Bendl, composer on this day in history.  

1844  The birth of Anatole France, French writer on this day in history.  

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

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

1849  On April - 16 m DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412]  

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

1849  On April - 16 opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris  

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

1850  On April - 16 marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies  

1851  On this day in history ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist  

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

1854  San Salvador destroyed by earthquake on April - 16.  

1854  Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die on April - 16.  

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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 April - 16 birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

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

1646  Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708) was born on April - 16.  

1648  John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) was born on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 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  Death of Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.  

1446  On this day in history filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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