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Historical Events In April - 16

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

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  Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies on this day in history.  

1861  US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states on this day in history.  

1861  On April - 16 isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races)  

1862  District of Columbia abolishes slavery on this day in history.  

1862  On April - 16 pres Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35  

1862  On April - 16 slavery abolished in District of Columbia  

1863  Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg on April - 16.  

1865  On April - 16 battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)  

1865  On this day in history robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle  

1866  Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes on April - 16.  

1866  Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia on April - 16.  

1867  The birth of Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer on April - 16.  

1867  Jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice on this day in history.  

1868  On April - 16 louisiana voters approve new constitution  

1868  On this day in history joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer  

1869  On this day in history ebenezer Bassett, first US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti  

1869  On this day in history ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti  

1870  Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London on this day in history.  

1870  On April - 16 anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies  

1871  On April - 16 german Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions  

1871  On this day in history john Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)  

1874  Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton on April - 16.  

1876  Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1878  On April - 16 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  On this day in history edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)  

1881  George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 on April - 16.  

1882  Seth Bingham, composer on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history paul Kruger becomes the first President of South Africa  

1883  Paul Kruger chosen president of Transvaal on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  On April - 16 birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

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 April - 16.  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1646  Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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 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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