April 16, 2024 is the 107th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
April 16 Historical Event(s)
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.
Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
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.
The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY.
The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
Who were born on April 16?
Berton Roueché, American medical writer (d. 1994)
Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
Gerry Rafferty, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2011)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player
Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
Paul London, American professional wrestler
Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher
Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
Princess Eléonore of Belgium
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