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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.

April 2019
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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)

  • 1178 BC
    The calculated date of the Greek king Odysseus’ return home from the Trojan War.
  • 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.
  • 1853
    The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
  • 1908
    Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
  • 1922
    The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY.
  • 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”.
  • 1972
    Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 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?

  • 778
    King Louis the Pious (d. 840)
  • 1907
    Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman (d. 1964)
  • 1940
    Benoît Bouchard, Canadian politician
  • 1969
    Fernando Viña, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • 1978
    Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer
  • 1984
    Noah Fleiss, American actor
  • 1986
    Paul di Resta, British racing driver
  • 1990
    Lily Loveless, British actress
  • 1992
    Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg

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