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April 16th is the 106th day of the year (107th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about April 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 16th
1682 John Hadley (mathematician, inventor of the Octant)
1728 Joseph Black (physicist, chemist)
1867 Wilbur Wright (aviator)
1889 Sir Charlie Chaplin (comic actor, film director, composer)
1918 Spike Milligan (comedian, actor, author)
1921 Peter Ustinov (actor)
1922 Kingsley Amis (author)
1924 Sir John Harvey-Jones (businessman)
1924 Henry Mancini (composer, conductor)
1927 Pope Benedict XVI (Pope 2005-2013)
1933 Joan Bakewell (journalist, author)
1939 Dusty Springfield (singer)
1942 Sir Frank Williams (businessman - founded Williams F1 Racing Team)
1947 Gerry Rafferty (singer-songwriter)
1954 Ellen Barkin (actress)
1960 Rafa Benitez (soccer manager)
1963 Jimmy Osmond (singer - The Osmonds, actor)
1965 Martin Lawrence (actor, comedian)
1976 Shu Qi (actress)
1977 Freddie Ljungberg (soccer player)
1984 Claire Foy (actress)
1987 Aaron Lennon (soccer player)
April 16th in History
73 Jewish fortress of Masada falls to the Romans.
1521 Martin Luther appears before the Diet of Worms.
1582 Salta, Argentina founded.
1746 The last major Jacobite uprising in Britain is defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
1780 University of Munster founded.
1818 US Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot Treaty which limits naval armaments on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1908 Natural Bridges National Monument established in Utah.
1912 Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
1917 Lenin returns to Saint Petersburg (then known as Petrograd) from exile in Switzerland.
1919 Mahatma Gandhi organizes a day of prayer and fasting after the killing of protestors in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre (Amristar massacre) by British troops.
1922 Germany and the USSR sign the Treaty of Rapallo establishing diplomatic relations.
1953 Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht, HMY Britannia.
1961 Fidel Castro announces he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba will follow Communism.
1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes his Letter from Birmingham Jail after being imprisoned while protesting against segregation.
1972 Apollo 16 launched.
1990 Jack Kevorkian participates in his first assisted suicide.
1996 Wanadoo Internet service launched.
April 16th is also
Feast of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Bernadette Soubirous (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Fructuosus (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Paternus (Catholicism)
People born on April 16th are Aries
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