Historical Events In April - 16
Sunday, 24 October 2021
1854 On April - 16 franz Liszt's "Mazeppa," premieres
1858 On this day in history the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
1858 On April - 16 johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
1860 On April - 16 carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies
1861 US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states on April - 16.
1861 Isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races) on April - 16.
1862 District of Columbia abolishes slavery on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history pres Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35
1862 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia on this day in history.
1863 Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg on April - 16.
1865 Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler) on this day in history.
1865 Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle on April - 16.
1866 Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes on this day in history.
1866 On April - 16 karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia
1867 The birth of Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer on this day in history.
1867 On this day in history jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice
1868 On April - 16 louisiana voters approve new constitution
1868 On April - 16 joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
1869 On this day in history ebenezer Bassett, first US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti
1869 Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti on this day in history.
1870 On April - 16 vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London
1870 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies on April - 16.
1871 On this day in history german Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions
1871 On April - 16 john Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
1874 Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton on April - 16.
1876 On April - 16 augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
1878 R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903) on this day in history.
1879 Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France on April - 16.
1881 On April - 16 in Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
1881 On April - 16 edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
1881 George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history seth Bingham, composer
1883 Paul Kruger becomes the first President of South Africa on April - 16.
1883 On this day in history paul Kruger chosen president of Transvaal