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Historical Events In April - 16

Monday, 25 October 2021

1921  On this day in history 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 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  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 April - 16.  

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

1924  On this day in history jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies  

1925  On April - 16 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  On this day in history book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner  

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 April - 16 the first radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"  

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

1938  On April - 16 great-Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia  

1938  Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1945  On April - 16 german troops in Groningen surrender  

1946  US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt on April - 16.  

1946  1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt on April - 16.  

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

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  Massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx on April - 16.  

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

1948  On this day in history organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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  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  Death of Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on April - 16.  

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

1198  On this day in history death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on April - 16.  

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