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Sunday April 16, 2023

April 16: Day of the Week

April 16, 2023 is the 106th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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

April 2023
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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.
  • 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.
  • 1799
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
  • 1818
    The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become “the most trusted man in America”.
  • 2007
    Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest spree killing in modern American history. Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 and injures 23 before committing suicide.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1646
    Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
  • 1871
    John Millington Synge, Irish writer (d. 1909)
  • 1878
    Tip Foster, English cricketer (d. 1914)
  • 1927
    Pope Benedict XVI
  • 1928
    Dick “Night Train” Lane, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1955
    Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • 1960
    Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
  • 1969
    Fernando Viña, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Dan Kellner, American fencer
  • 1979
    Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer

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