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Historical Events In April - 16

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1854  On April - 16 franz Liszt's "Mazeppa," premieres  

1858  The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up on April - 16.  

1858  On April - 16 johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87  

1860  On April - 16 carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies  

1861  US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states on April - 16.  

1861  Isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races) on April - 16.  

1862  District of Columbia abolishes slavery on April - 16.  

1862  Pres Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35 on April - 16.  

1862  On April - 16 slavery abolished in District of Columbia  

1863  Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)  

1865  Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle on April - 16.  

1866  On this day in history nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes  

1866  Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history the birth of Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer  

1867  On April - 16 jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice  

1868  Louisiana voters approve new constitution on this day in history.  

1868  Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer on this day in history.  

1869  Ebenezer Bassett, first US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti on this day in history.  

1869  Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti on April - 16.  

1870  On this day in history vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London  

1870  Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies on this day in history.  

1871  German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions on April - 16.  

1871  On April - 16 john Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)  

1874  Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton on this day in history.  

1876  On April - 16 augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83  

1878  On this day in history r E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903)  

1879  Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France on April - 16.  

1881  In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle on this day in history.  

1881  Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46) on this day in history.  

1881  On this day in history george William Martin, composer, dies at 56  

1882  Seth Bingham, composer on April - 16.  

1883  Paul Kruger becomes the first President of South Africa on April - 16.  

1883  On this day in history paul Kruger chosen president of Transvaal  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  On this day in history birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on April - 16.  

1495  On April - 16 birth of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)  

1628  On this day in history birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

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  On April - 16 birth of clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)  

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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 April - 16.  

0744  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.  

0924  On April - 16 death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

1113  Death of Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) on this day in history.  

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 April - 16.  

1198  On this day in history death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on this day in history.  

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