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Historical Events In April - 16

Monday, 08 August 2022

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  On April - 16 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  Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy) on April - 16.  

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 April - 16.  

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

1925  During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded on April - 16.  

1926  On this day in history book of the Month Club sends out its first selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner  

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  Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57 on April - 16.  

1935  On April - 16 the first radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"  

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

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

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

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

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

1945  On April - 16 uS troops enter Nuremberg, Germany, during WW II  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)  

1947  Massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx on April - 16.  

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

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

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

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 16.  

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 April - 16.  

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 April - 16.  

0924  On April - 16 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1446  On April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies  

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