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Historical Events In April - 16

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1921  Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague on April - 16.  

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

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

1922  Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row on this day in history.  

1922  Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy) on this day in history.  

1924  Navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June on this day in history.  

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

1924  On April - 16 jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies  

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

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

1926  Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner on this day in history.  

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

1929  On April - 16 abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57  

1935  The first radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly" on April - 16.  

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

1938  On this day in history great-Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia  

1938  Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies on April - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1942  On April - 16 japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship  

1943  40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem Neth (85 killed) on April - 16.  

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

1945  German troops in Groningen surrender on April - 16.  

1946  On this day in history 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 April - 16.  

1947  On this day in history act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank  

1947  On April - 16 hMCS Esquimalt (RCN- minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax  

1947  Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC) on this day in history.  

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

1947  On this day in history -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp  

1948  Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris on April - 16.  

1948  On April - 16 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  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on April - 16.  

1628  On April - 16 birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  On this day in history birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

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

1648  On this day in history birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

1652  On April - 16 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  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on April - 16.  

0744  On this day in history death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

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

1113  Death of Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) on April - 16.  

1115  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.  

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

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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