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Saturday April 16, 2022

April 16: Day of the Week

April 16, 2022 was the 106th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: A bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia becomes law.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1963
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
  • 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?

  • 1495
    Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
  • 1800
    George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
  • 1821
    Ford Madox Brown, English painter (d. 1893)
  • 1867
    Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1912)
  • 1871
    John Millington Synge, Irish writer (d. 1909)
  • 1915
    Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright (d. 1997)
  • 1918
    Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (d. 2002)
  • 1971
    Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • 1976
    Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
  • 1983
    Marié Digby, American singer

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