April 16 in History – What happened on 16 April in Past

✅ Published on April 16th, 2021 in April in History

16 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 16, the day number in a year is 106 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 107. April 16 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 16 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1520Citizens of Toledo, Castile, who were opposed to the rule of the foreign-born Charles V, rose up in revolt when the royal government attempt to unseat radical city councilors.
1746Jacobet Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the King of Cumberland defeated Jacob's army.
1780The University of Münster was founded in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
1797The Spithead and North Rebellion began in the British Royal Navy.
1799Napoleon Wars: Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon used to drive Ottoman Turks across the Jordan River near Ecker Sek.
1818The United States Senate ratified the Rush–Bagot Treaty, which laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the US and British North America.
1847New Zealand Wars-A minor Maori chief was accidentally shot bya junior British Army officer in the Petre settlement of New Zealand's North Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign.
1853The first passenger line of what would become Indian Railways, the state-owned railway company of India, opened between Bombay (now Mumbai) and Thane.
1853Inauguration of Indian Railways, India's first train ran between Victoria Terminus Station and Thane in Bombay.
1862Slavery in Washington, D.C., ended when the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act became law.
1862Slavery was abolished in the districts of Colombia.
1881Famed lawman Bat Masterson of the American Old West engaged in his last gun battle before later becoming a journalist.
1889The birth of Charlie Chaplin, who made the world laugh amid the tragedy of the second world war.
1894Manchester City Football Club was formed in England.
1912American Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
1917Vladimir Lenin returned to Petrograd from Switzerland, and joined the Bolshevik movement in Russia.
1919Polish–Soviet War-The Polish army launched the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
1919Gandhiji declared a fast to pay tribute to those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
1922A treaty was signed between Russia and Germany in Italy.
1924American media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM) was founded in Los Angeles.
1941World War II-After the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia ten daysearlier, Ante Pavelic declared a new government in Croatia to be led by the fascist Ustaše.
1945World War II-Nearly one million Soviet soldiers began the Battle of the Seelow Heights against the 'Gates of Berlin'.
1947American financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruchfirst described the post–World War II tensions between the SovietUnion and the United States as a 'cold war'.
1955Sir Lawrence Olivier's film version of Shakespeare's Richard III was released in Britain.
1963Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from Birmingham Jail In response to an open letter written by white clergyman four days earlier.
1970Icy storms in the European country France killed 70 people.
1980The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.
1989The 1st Seniors Golf Tradition was held in the year 1989. It was won by Don Bies.
1989Costa Rica beat US in the rd round of Soccer World Cup to win the tournament.
1990The 94th Boston Marathon was won by Gelindo Bordin from Italy. He completed the race in 2 hours 8min 19 seconds.
1992“Metro” was released at the Minskoff Theatre in the New York City. It ran houseful for 13 days.
1992New York Rangers win a record breaking 50 games.
1992Afghan President Najibullah resigned.
1994Harry Cornick Jr. Married Jill Coodare. Harry is a singer and Jill is a model.
1994Finland's voters decided to join the European Union in a referendum.
1999The largest size bacterium, known as the New Microve, was discovered in the US.
2001India and Bangladesh began a five-day conflict over their disputed border, which ended in a stalemate.
2002120 died in a plane crash in South Korea.
2007In one of the deadliest shooting incidents in United States history, a gunman killed 32 people and wounded over 20 more before committing suicide at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacks burg, Virginia.
2008The statue of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London.
2012Christina Fernandez, President of Argentina introduced a bill nationalizing 5% of YPF. YPF is an oil company located in Argentina.
201255 people killed in Syrian conflict.
201337 killed by earthquake in Iran.
2014About 174 students were rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized off that coast. The ferry was carrying 476 people. Rescue operations were implemented as soon as the accident was reported.
2014The South Korean ferry MV Sewol sank 1.5 km (0.93 mi) offshore of Dongodochadu, Jindo County, with 476 onboard, including 172 survivors.



Famous Birthdays of April 16 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1976Lukas Haas / Actor / United States of America
1965Jon Cryer / Actor / United States of America
1907Joseph-Armand Bombardier / Business Man / Canada
1948Reg Alcock / Politician / Canada
1934Ram Naik / Politician / India
1946Johnnie Lewis / Politician / Liberia
1984Tucker Fredricks / Skater / United States of America
1826Sir James Corry / Politician / Britain
1646Jules Hardouin-Mansart / Architect / France
1940Joan Snyder / Painter / United States of America
1569John Davies / Poet / United Kingdom
1951Ioan Mihai Cochinescu / Author / Romania
1952Bill Belichick / Footballer / United States of America
1827Octave Crémazie / Poet / Canada
1728Joseph Black / Physician / France
1921Peter Ustinov / Actor / United Kingdom
1970Walt Williams / Basketball Player / United States of America
1919Thomas Willmore / Academic / United Kingdom
1938Gordon Wilson / Politician / Scotland
1755Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun / Painter / France
1965Yves-François Blanchet / Politician / Canada
1890Gertrude Chandler Warner / Author / United States of America
1990Reggie Jackson / Basketball Player / United States of America
1929Roy Hamilton / Singer / United States of America
1962Douglas Elmendorf / Politician / United States of America
1890Fred Root / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1896Robert Henry Best / Journalist / United States of America
1893Germaine Guèvremont / Journalist / Canada
1933Joan Bakewell / Author / United Kingdom
1935Marcel Carrière / Writer / Canada

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