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Historical Events In April - 16

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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 April - 16.  

1922  Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, a women's record on April - 16.  

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

1924  On this day in history 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  On April - 16 book of the Month Club sends out its first selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner  

1926  On April - 16 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 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  On this day in history great-Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia  

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

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 this day in history.  

1941  On April - 16 josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies  

1942  On this day in history japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship  

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

1945  On April - 16 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 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  Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC) on this day in history.  

1947  Massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx on this day in history.  

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

1948  Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris on this day in history.  

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

1635  On April - 16 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  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  On this day in history death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

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

0924  On this day in history death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

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  Death of Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.  

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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