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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1818
    The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY.
  • 1972
    Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 2001
    India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.

Who were born on April 16?

  • 1890
    Michalis Dorizas, Greek javelin thrower, Olympic medal winner (d. 1957)
  • 1896
    Tristan Tzara, Romanian poet and essayist (d. 1963)
  • 1907
    August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1915
    Joan Alexander, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    Sarah Kirsch, German poet
  • 1950
    David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Robert Casilla, American artist and illustrator
  • 1960
    Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • 1981
    Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
  • 1985
    Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer

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