Historical Events In April - 16
Friday, 22 January 2021
1743 On April - 16 cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
1746 On April - 16 battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart
1756 Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1760 Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward on this day in history.
1777 Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout Brits on April - 16.
1780 The University of MÃ¼nster in MÃ¼nster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded on April - 16.
1787 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC on April - 16.
1789 On this day in history george Washington heads for first presidential inauguration
1789 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration on April - 16.
1799 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor on this day in history.
1800 On this day in history jozef Stefani, composer
1808 On April - 16 caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864
1816 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.
1818 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot ammendment (unarmed US-Canada border) on April - 16.
1818 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border) on this day in history.
1820 On April - 16 georg Curtius, German classical linguist
1821 Ford Maddox Brown, painter on April - 16.
1823 On April - 16 mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
1825 On April - 16 john Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
1828 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1832 On April - 16 john A Neuhuys, painter
1838 Karel Bendl, composer on April - 16.
1844 On April - 16 the birth of Anatole France, French writer
1844 On this day in history anatole France, writer (ThaÃ¯s, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
1846 On April - 16 domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
1849 On April - 16 m DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412]
1849 The opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris) on April - 16.
1849 On April - 16 opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris
1850 Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn) on April - 16.
1850 On this day in history marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies
1851 On this day in history ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
1853 The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane on this day in history.
1854 On April - 16 san Salvador destroyed by earthquake
1854 On this day in history steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die