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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.  

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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  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on this day in history.  

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1628  Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand was born on this day in history.  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on April - 16.  

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

1648  John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) was born on April - 16.  

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 this day in history death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  On April - 16 death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

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

1113  On April - 16 death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  On April - 16 svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]  

1118  On this day in history death of adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily  

1198  On April - 16 death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  On April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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