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Historical Events In April - 16

Friday, 03 July 2020

1921  On this day in history liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague  

1921  On April - 16 peter Ustinov, London, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd)  

1922  On April - 16 annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, a women's record  

1922  On this day in history annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row  

1922  On April - 16 christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy)  

1924  On April - 16 navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June  

1924  1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1929  Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat on April - 16.  

1929  On April - 16 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 April - 16 bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies  

1939  On this day in history stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact  

1940  1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition) on April - 16.  

1941  Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes on April - 16.  

1941  Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies on this day in history.  

1942  Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship on April - 16.  

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

1945  On this day in history uS troops enter Nuremberg, Germany, during WW II  

1945  German troops in Groningen surrender on April - 16.  

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

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

1947  Act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank on this day in history.  

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

1947  Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC) on April - 16.  

1947  On this day in history massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx  

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

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

1948  On this day in history babe Ruth, baseball legend, dies  

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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  On this day in history birth of king John II of France (d. 1364)  

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

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

1635  On April - 16 birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

1646  On April - 16 birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

1648  On April - 16 birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

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  On this day in history 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 April - 16 death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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