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Historical Events In April - 16

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

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

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

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 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  On April - 16 union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg  

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

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

1866  On April - 16 nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes  

1866  On April - 16 karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia  

1867  On April - 16 the birth of Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer  

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

1868  Louisiana voters approve new constitution on April - 16.  

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

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  Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London on April - 16.  

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

1874  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1881  On April - 16 george William Martin, composer, dies at 56  

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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1628  Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand was born on April - 16.  

1635  On this day in history birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

1646  Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708) was born on April - 16.  

1648  On this day in history birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

1652  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.  

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

1113  On this day in history 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 April - 16.  

1198  Death of Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.  

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

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