Historical Events In April - 16
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1743 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69 on April - 16.
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 April - 16.
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 April - 16.
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 April - 16 caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864
1816 On this day in history edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
1818 On this day in history senate ratifies Rush-Bagot ammendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
1818 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border) on April - 16.
1820 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist on April - 16.
1821 Ford Maddox Brown, painter on this day in history.
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 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82 on April - 16.
1832 John A Neuhuys, painter on this day in history.
1838 On April - 16 karel Bendl, composer
1844 The birth of Anatole France, French writer on April - 16.
1844 On this day in history anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
1846 On this day in history domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
1849 On April - 16 m DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412]
1849 The opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris) on April - 16.
1849 On April - 16 opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris
1850 On this day in history herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn)
1850 On this day in history marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies
1851 On April - 16 ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
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 April - 16 steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die