April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2019 was the 106th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 16 Historical Event(s)
- 73Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
- 1746The 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.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle at Lee’s Mills in Virginia.
- 1919Gandhi organizes a day of “prayer and fasting” in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British.
- 1925During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
- 1941World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- 1944Allied forces started bombing of Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
- 1945The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
- 1947Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
- 1972Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Who were born on April 16?
- 778King Louis the Pious (d. 840)
- 1730Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)
- 1878Tip Foster, English cricketer (d. 1914)
- 1938Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
- 1963Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (The Osmonds)
- 1963Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
- 1964Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)
- 1972Conchita Martínez, Spanish tennis player
- 1976Dan Kellner, American fencer
- 1976Lukas Haas, American actor
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