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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)

  • 1799
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    Lenin returns to Petrograd from exile in Switzerland.
  • 1919
    Gandhi organizes a day of “prayer and fasting” in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British.
  • 1944
    Allied forces started bombing of Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
  • 1945
    More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY.
  • 2001
    India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
  • 2003
    The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1800
    George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
  • 1924
    Sir John Harvey-Jones, British industrialist (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Ed Townsend, American singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1954
    John Bowe, Australian racing driver
  • 1959
    Robert Casilla, American artist and illustrator
  • 1969
    Patrik Järbyn, Swedish alpine ski racer
  • 1970
    Walt Williams, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
  • 1979
    Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver
  • 1983
    Marié Digby, American singer

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