April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2018 was the 106th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1457 BCLikely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1919Polish–Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
- 1922The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
- 1963Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- 1992The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
- 2001India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
- 2003The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
Who were born on April 16?
- 1844Anatole France, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- 1927Pope Benedict XVI
- 1939Dusty Springfield, English singer (d. 1999)
- 1943Ruth Madoc, Welsh actress
- 1947Gerry Rafferty, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2011)
- 1959Alison Ramsay, Scottish field hockey player
- 1976Dan Kellner, American fencer
- 1981Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
- 1983Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher
- 1993Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
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