April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2021 is the 106th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1853The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle at Lee’s Mills in Virginia.
- 1908Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
- 1912Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
- 1919Gandhi organizes a day of “prayer and fasting” in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British.
- 1919Polish–Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
- 1941World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- 1972Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 1992The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
- 2007President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over.
Who were born on April 16?
- 1319King John II of France (d. 1364)
- 1660Sir Hans Sloane, British collector and physician (d. 1753)
- 1847Hans Auer, Swiss architect (d. 1906)
- 1921Peter Ustinov, English actor (d. 2004)
- 1938Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
- 1942Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
- 1943Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (d. 2000)
- 1943Ruth Madoc, Welsh actress
- 1953J. Neil Schulman, American writer
- 1977Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
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