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Friday April 16, 2021

April 16: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1346
    Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans.
  • 1858
    The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg – ships led by Union Admiral David Dixon Porter move through heavy Confederate artillery fire on approach to Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • 1912
    Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
  • 1925
    During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • 1944
    Allied forces started bombing of Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
  • 1945
    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.
  • 1947
    Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 2003
    The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
  • 2007
    President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1755
    Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • 1886
    Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
  • 1918
    Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • 1922
    Kingsley Amis, English author (d. 1995)
  • 1937
    George “The Animal” Steele, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1971
    Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • 1971
    Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
  • 1971
    Peter Billingsley, American actor
  • 1984
    Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author

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