Historical Events In April - 16
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1743 On this day in history 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 On this day in history jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79
1760 Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward on April - 16.
1777 On April - 16 battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout Brits
1780 The University of MÃ¼nster in MÃ¼nster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded on this day in history.
1787 On April - 16 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC
1789 George Washington heads for first presidential inauguration on April - 16.
1789 On April - 16 george Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
1799 On this day in history napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor
1800 Jozef Stefani, composer on April - 16.
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 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist on this day in history.
1821 Ford Maddox Brown, painter on April - 16.
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 On April - 16 francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
1832 On April - 16 john A Neuhuys, painter
1838 Karel Bendl, composer on this day in history.
1844 On April - 16 the birth of Anatole France, French writer
1844 Anatole France, writer (ThaÃ¯s, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921) on this day in history.
1846 On April - 16 domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
1849 M DeGasparis discovers the 10th asteroid, Hygeia [or 0412] on this day in history.
1849 On this day in history the opera "Il Profeta" is produced (Paris)
1849 Opera "Il Profeta," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1850 On this day in history herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Assn)
1850 On April - 16 marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies
1851 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist on April - 16.
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