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Tuesday April 16, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1746
    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.
  • 1853
    The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: A bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia becomes law.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
  • 1945
    More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.
  • 1947
    Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1886
    Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
  • 1912
    Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1922
    Kingsley Amis, English author (d. 1995)
  • 1938
    Rich Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)
  • 1972
    Conchita Martínez, Spanish tennis player
  • 1972
    Ed Byrne, Irish comedian
  • 1975
    Sean Maher, American actor
  • 1976
    Dan Kellner, American fencer
  • 1990
    Evangelos Mantzaris, Greek basketball player

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