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Historical Events In April - 16

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1921  On April - 16 liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague  

1921  Peter Ustinov, London, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd) on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, a women's record  

1922  On April - 16 annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row  

1922  On this day in history christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy)  

1924  On this day in history navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June  

1924  On April - 16 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion  

1924  Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies on April - 16.  

1925  On this day in history during the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.  

1926  On April - 16 book of the Month Club sends out its first selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner  

1926  Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner on April - 16.  

1929  On this day in history cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat  

1929  On this day in history abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57  

1935  On this day in history the first radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"  

1935  On this day in history 1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"  

1938  Great-Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia on April - 16.  

1938  On this day in history bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies  

1939  Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)  

1941  On this day in history little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes  

1941  Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies on April - 16.  

1942  Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem Neth (85 killed)  

1945  US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany, during WW II on April - 16.  

1945  On this day in history german troops in Groningen surrender  

1946  On April - 16 uS launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt  

1946  1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt on this day in history.  

1947  On April - 16 act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank  

1947  HMCS Esquimalt (RCN- minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax on this day in history.  

1947  On April - 16 lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)  

1947  On April - 16 massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx  

1947  On April - 16 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp  

1948  On April - 16 organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris  

1948  Babe Ruth, baseball legend, dies 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 this day in history.  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on April - 16.  

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on April - 16.  

1628  On this day in history birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on this day in history.  

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

0924  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 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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