April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2020 is the 107th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1582Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
- 1799Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
- 1818The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
- 1847The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1853The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
- 1858The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
- 1908Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
- 1922The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
- 1941World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- 1992The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
Who were born on April 16?
- 1889Charlie Chaplin, English actor and filmmaker (d. 1977)
- 1942Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
- 1946Margot Adler, American journalist
- 1948Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
- 1960Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
- 1975Keon Clark, American basketball player
- 1979Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer
- 1982Boris Diaw, French basketball player
- 1990Lorraine Nicholson, American actress
- 2003Alina Foley, American actress
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