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Historical Events In April - 16

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1743  Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69 on April - 16.  

1746  Battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart on April - 16.  

1756  On this day in history 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  On this day in history battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout Brits  

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  George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration on this day in history.  

1799  Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor on April - 16.  

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  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 this day in history georg Curtius, German classical linguist  

1821  On this day in history ford Maddox Brown, painter  

1823  On this day in history mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)  

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  On April - 16 john A Neuhuys, painter  

1838  Karel Bendl, composer on April - 16.  

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  On this day in history domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83  

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

1849  The opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris) on April - 16.  

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

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

1495  On this day in history birth of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)  

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 April - 16.  

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

1648  On this day in history 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  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on this day in history.  

0744  On this day in history death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

0924  On this day in history death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

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

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 April - 16.  

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

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