Category: This Day In History April 16

Categories: This Day In History April


This Day in History for April 16th

Historic Events:

1705 - Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

1746 - Battle of Culloden a decisive victory for the British Army and the collapse of the Jacobite Uprising.

1854 - San Salvador destroyed by earthquake, Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres, Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

1900 - US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps

1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to cross English Channel

1962 - Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

Famous Birthdays:

1319 - King John II of France (d. 1364)

1652 - Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)

1728 - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1867 - Wilbur Wright, of aeronautical fame (Wright Brothers)

1889 - Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, London UK, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush)

Famous Deaths:

1198 - Duke Frederick I of Austria

1645 - Tobias Hume, English composer

1756 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79

1850 - Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

1865 - Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle


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