Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
1743 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1746 On April - 16 battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart
1756 On April - 16 jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79
1760 On this day in history laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward
1777 Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout Brits on this day in history.
1780 The University of Münster in Münster, 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 On this day in history george Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
1799 On April - 16 napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor
1800 Jozef Stefani, composer on this day in history.
1808 On this day in history caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), died in 1864
1816 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army) on April - 16.
1818 On this day in history senate ratifies Rush-Bagot ammendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
1818 On April - 16 senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
1820 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist on April - 16.
1821 On this day in history ford Maddox Brown, painter
1823 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol) on this day in history.
1825 John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84 on April - 16.
1828 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1832 John A Neuhuys, painter on this day in history.
1838 On this day in history karel Bendl, composer
1844 The birth of Anatole France, French writer on April - 16.
1844 Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921) on April - 16.
1846 On April - 16 domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
1849 On April - 16 m DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412]
1849 On April - 16 the opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris)
1849 Opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris on April - 16.
1850 On April - 16 herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn)
1850 Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies on this day in history.
1851 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist on this day in history.
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 April - 16 steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die