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Friday April 16, 2021

April 16: Day of the Week

April 16, 2021 was the 106th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1521
    Martin Luther’s first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the other estates of the empire.
  • 1582
    Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
  • 1847
    The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
  • 1853
    The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
  • 1925
    During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • 1945
    The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
  • 1947
    Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
  • 2003
    The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1682
    John Hadley, British inventor (d. 1744)
  • 1827
    Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1889
    Charlie Chaplin, English actor and filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • 1912
    Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    Bobby Vinton, American singer
  • 1942
    Sir Frank Williams, English Formula One constructor and team principal
  • 1952
    Bill Belichick, American football coach
  • 1968
    Vickie Guerrero, American professional wrestling personality
  • 1986
    Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player

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