Historical Events In April - 16
Thursday, 06 May 2021
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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia on this day in history.
1863 Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg on this day in history.
1865 Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 April - 16.
1869 On this day in history ebenezer Bassett, first US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti
1869 Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti on April - 16.
1870 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London on April - 16.
1870 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies on April - 16.
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 On April - 16 dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton
1876 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83 on April - 16.
1878 R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
1881 On April - 16 george William Martin, composer, dies at 56
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 April - 16.