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.