April 16th observes Save The Elephant Day and Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.
Welcome to day 106 of the year folks, there are 258 days left of the year.
Sweet April 16, an important date throughout history – here you’ll find facts & events including topics of politics, war, basketball, TV, music amongst many others.
Did you know that on this day in 1789, George Washington started his journey to become the first US President? He travelled 220 miles by carriage to be sworn in.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 16th in history!
What memorable events happened on April 16 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Kendrick Lamar became the first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize.
The award was given for the works in his album “Damn.”
A total of 662 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes gathered at the Chaplin Museum in Vevey, Switzerland.
The Apollo 16 mission launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
With a duration of just over eleven days, the Apollo 16 mission was the fifth crewed mission to the moon, and just the tenth crewed mission within the Apollo program. The purpose of the mission was primarily scientific, with two of the astronauts spending 71 hours on the moon’s surface collecting samples, moonwalking, and driving the moon buggy.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.
Quimby was the first woman in the US to receive a pilot’s license and quickly gained much fame in the aviation world. However, her channel crossing was largely unreported by the media, as it happened the day after the sinking of the Titanic.
George Washington started his 220-mile journey to become the first President of the United States.
Washington departed Mount Vernon, Virginia at 10 am for New York City by horse and carriage along many miles of poorly paved roads. The journey took seven days, but he was greeted with luxury dinners and festivities being celebrated in towns en route.
The Argentinian city of Salta was founded as an outpost between Buenos Aires, Peru, and Lima.
The settlement was founded by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma. The city itself played a significant role during the following Argentine War of Independence, functioning as an important military and commercial hub connecting the rest of Argentina to Perú.
Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Chance the Rapper was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
21 years old
Chance the Rapper
30 years old
58 years old
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dec 25, 1977 (Age 88)
Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on this day.
Knowing what you don’t want to do is the best possible place to be… because knowing what you don’t want to do leads you to figure out what it is you really do want to do.
American TV Host
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
South African President
All drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.
Here are some weird & wonderful holidays that are celebrated on this day.
Save The Elephant Day
Elephants might be the biggest land mammal, but they are also incredibly gentle. Sadly many elephants are hunted or poached, and that’s why today is Save The Elephant Day. Be sure to donate today to a charity that helps these beautiful animals.
National Librarian Day
Today may be National Librarian Day, but shhh – be a bit quiet about it, would you? There’s so much more in a librarian’s day than shuffling books around on shelves, but they’re rarely thanked for any of their work! So head down to your local library today and thank your librarian!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Cheese is the most looted food in the world. About 4% of all cheese made around the globe ends up stolen.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on April 16th shares the star sign of Aries.
People born on this day share the Aries zodiac sign. Aries are mighty courageous and will take on any chance to display their fierce bravery to the rest of the world!
For those of you born in April, you have the Diamond birthstone. The diamond is said to bring balance, inner strength, and long-lasting relationships.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around July 24th in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will be born around January 7, 2024.