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Historical Events In April - 16

Thursday, 19 May 2022

1854  On this day in history franz Liszt's "Mazeppa," premieres  

1858  The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up on this day in history.  

1858  Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies  

1861  On this day in history uS president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states  

1861  On this day in history isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races)  

1862  District of Columbia abolishes slavery on April - 16.  

1862  Pres Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35 on this day in history.  

1862  Slavery abolished in District of Columbia on April - 16.  

1863  On this day in history union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg  

1865  Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler) on this day in history.  

1865  Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1866  On this day in history karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia  

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

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

1868  Louisiana voters approve new constitution on April - 16.  

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

1869  On April - 16 ebenezer Bassett, first US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti  

1869  Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti on this day in history.  

1870  On April - 16 vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London  

1870  Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies on April - 16.  

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

1871  John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea) on April - 16.  

1874  On April - 16 dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton  

1876  On this day in history augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83  

1878  R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903) on April - 16.  

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

1881  On April - 16 in Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.  

1881  Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46) on April - 16.  

1881  George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history seth Bingham, composer  

1883  On April - 16 paul Kruger becomes the first President of South Africa  

1883  Paul Kruger chosen president of Transvaal 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  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  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 April - 16.  

1652  On April - 16 birth of clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)  

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  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.  

0924  Death of Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on this day in history.  

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

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

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