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What Happened on April 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 The South Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks near Jindo Island, killing 304 passengers and crew and leading to widespread criticism of the South Korean government, media, and shipping authorities.
2013 A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.
2013 The 2013 Baga massacre is started when Boko Haram militants engage government soldiers in Baga.
2012 The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.
2012 The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
2007 Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.
2003 The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting ten new member states to the European Union.
2001 India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
1992 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
1990 "Doctor Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.
1972 Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
1961 In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
1947 An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
1947 Bernard Baruch first applies the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1945 World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
1945 The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
1945 More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.
1944 World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
1943 Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later on April 19.
1941 World War II: The Italian-German Tarigo convoy is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
1941 World War II: The Nazi-affiliated Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after Operation 25 is effected.
1925 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
1922 The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
1919 Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.
1919 Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
1917 Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia, from exile in Switzerland.
1912 Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
1910 The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.
1908 Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
1881 In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
1863 American Civil War: During the Vicksburg Campaign, gunboats commanded by acting Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter run downriver past Confederate artillery batteries at Vicksburg.
1862 American Civil War: Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia.
1862 American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.
1858 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
1853 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway opens the first passenger rail in India, from Bori Bunder to Thane.
1847 Shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand Wars.
1818 The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
1799 French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor: Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
1780 Franz Friedrich Wilhelm von Fürstenberg founds the University of Münster.
1746 The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many highland traditions were banned and the Highlands of Scotland were cleared of inhabitants.
1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1520 The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V.
1457 BC Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
1346 Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans.
73 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.
Famous People Born on April 16

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Year Name
1918 Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1929 Ralph Slatyer, Australian biologist and ecologist (d. 2012)
1954 Ellen Barkin, American actress
1971 Natasha Zvereva, Belarusian tennis player
1935 Bobby Vinton, American singer
1892 Howard Mumford Jones, American author, critic, and academic (d. 1980)
1921 Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (d. 2014)
1697 Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
1991 Kim Kyung-jung, South Korean footballer
1908 Ray Ventura, French jazz bandleader (d. 1979)
Famous People Deaths On April 16

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Date Name
1988 Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (b. 1935)
1989 Jocko Conlan, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1899)
1989 Miles Lawrence, English cricketer (b. 1940)
2011 Sol Saks, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
1198 Frederick I, Duke of Austria (b. 1175)
2012 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish businessman (b. 1913)
1113 Sviatopolk II of Kiev (b. 1050)
2003 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (b. 1930)
2013 George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1909)
1742 Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and translator (b. 1672)