2021 April

April 16: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 16

April 16th observes Save The Elephant Day and Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.

Welcome to day 106 of the year folks, there are 259 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on April 16th shares the star sign of Aries.

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 facts about April 16th in history!

What Happened On April 16 In History?

2018

Kendrick Lamar became the first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize.

The award was given for the works in his album "Damn".
Source NPR
2017

662 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes gathered at the Chaplin Museum in Vevey, Switzerland.

1947

The Texas City industrial incident occurred, killing 536 people.

Known as the Texas City disaster, the event was caused by an ammonium nitrate explosion.
1945

The last major battle of WWII took place.

The Battle of Berlin began on this day in the capital of Nazi Germany.
1861

Abraham Lincoln outlawed business with Confederate States during the Civil War.

1854

The city of San Salvador was destroyed by an earthquake.

1789

George Washington started his 220-mile journey to become the first President of the United States.

OTD in 1789: 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 7 days, but he was greeted with luxury dinners and festivities being celebrated in towns enroute.
Source Politico
1705

Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne at Trinity College, Cambridge, England.

OTD in 1705: Isaac Newton was knighted by Queen Anne at Trinity College
1632

The Holy Roman Empire appointed a new supreme military commander, Albrecht von Wallenstein.

1521

Martin Luther arrived at Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany.

A "Diet" was an important governmental meeting in the Holy Roman Empire. Luther's hearings over his writings and their hearisy were set at 4pm the next day.

Did you know that on this day, April 16th 1789, George Washington started his journey to become the first US President?