April 16: Day of the Week
April 16, 2019 is the 106th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 73Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
- 1847The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
- 1881In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
- 1908Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
- 1941World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
- 1945The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
- 1953Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY.
- 1963Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- 2001India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
- 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?
- 1800George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
- 1844Anatole France, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
- 1895Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
- 1924Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)
- 1924Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
- 1924Sir John Harvey-Jones, British industrialist (d. 2008)
- 1927Edie Adams, American actress (d. 2008)
- 1945Tom Allen, American politician
- 1960Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
- 1977Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
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