April 16 holidays in 2019
Wear Pajamas to Work Day
(District Of Columbia)
April 16 2018 holidays
April 16 2020 holidays
Historical Events on April 16
In Munster, Germany, the University of Munster is established on this day.
Ottoman Turks are driven back across the River Jordan by Napoleon at the Battle of Mount Tabor during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Rush-Bagot Treat is ratified by the U.S Senate. This treaty establishes the border between the United States and Canada.
The Battle at Lee’s Mills begins during the American Civil War in the state of Virginia.
The bill that ends slavery in the District of Columbia – the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act – becomes law on this day.
Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle of his life in Dodge City, Kansas.
In Utah, the Natural Bridges National Monument is founded.
Boston Arena opens on this day. As of 2017, it’s the oldest ice hockey arena still in use today.
British ships attack and destroy the Italian-German Tarigo Convey during WWII.
The Nazi-affiliated Croatian Revolutionary Movement known as Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia.
The hallucinogenic effects of LSD is accidentally discovered by Albert Hofmann. 3-days later he would intentionally take the drug – that day, April 19
, is now known as
Belgrade is bombed by Allied forces during WWII. Over eleven hundred people are killed.
The Soviet Army starts the final assault on German positions around the city of Berlin, Germany.
The U.S Army liberates Oflag IV-C (Colditz), a high-security POW camp.
A freighter explosion in the port of Texas City, Texas causes the city to catch on fire. Almost six hundred people are killed.
Famous Birthdays on April 16
English author John Christopher is born in
American colonel Lawrence N. Guarino is born in
American composer Henry Mancini is born in
American Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Tracy K. Smith is born in
English actress Claire Foy is born in
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