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Thursday April 16, 2020

April 16: Day of the Week

April 16, 2020 was the 107th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1582
    Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
  • 1780
    The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.
  • 1818
    The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle at Lee’s Mills in Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1992
    The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
  • 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?

  • 1693
    Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
  • 1912
    Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1929
    Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
  • 1935
    Sarah Kirsch, German poet
  • 1947
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player
  • 1951
    Mordechai Ben David, American Yiddish singer
  • 1969
    Fernando Viña, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Ed Byrne, Irish comedian
  • 1983
    George Patis, Greek badminton player
  • 1992
    Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg

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