April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2019 was the 106th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1521Martin 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.
- 1746The 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.
- 1853The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
- 1862American Civil War: A bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia becomes law.
- 1863American 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.
- 1912Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
- 1941World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- 1945More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.
- 1947Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
- 1947Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
Who were born on April 16?
- 1886Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
- 1912Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
- 1922Kingsley Amis, English author (d. 1995)
- 1938Rich Rollins, American baseball player
- 1964Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)
- 1972Conchita Martínez, Spanish tennis player
- 1972Ed Byrne, Irish comedian
- 1975Sean Maher, American actor
- 1976Dan Kellner, American fencer
- 1990Evangelos Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
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