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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1818The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle at Lee’s Mills in Virginia.
- 1881In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
- 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.
- 1941Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1-0.
- 1990The “Doctor of Death”, Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.
- 1992The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
- 2003The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
- 2007President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over.
Who were born on April 16?
- 1646Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
- 1800George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
- 1844Anatole France, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- 1859Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, Welsh socialite (d. 1924)
- 1910Berton Roueché, American medical writer (d. 1994)
- 1959Robert Casilla, American artist and illustrator
- 1965Jon Cryer, American actor
- 1971Max Beesley, English musician and actor
- 1975Sean Maher, American actor
- 1992Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
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