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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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)
- 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.
- 1862American Civil War: A bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia becomes law.
- 1917Lenin returns to Petrograd from exile in Switzerland.
- 1919Gandhi organizes a day of “prayer and fasting” in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British.
- 1925During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
- 1945The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
- 1947Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
- 1963Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- 1972Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 2007Virginia 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?
- 1495Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
- 1800George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
- 1821Ford Madox Brown, English painter (d. 1893)
- 1867Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1912)
- 1871John Millington Synge, Irish writer (d. 1909)
- 1915Gerard McLarnon, Irish playwright (d. 1997)
- 1918Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (d. 2002)
- 1971Max Beesley, English musician and actor
- 1976Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress
- 1983Marié Digby, American singer
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