On This Day — April 16th


April 16 is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Tuesday or Wednesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Friday or Sunday (56).


1818 – The United States Senate ratified the Rush–Bagot Treaty, which laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the U.S. and British North America.

1847 – New Zealand Wars: A minor Māori chief was accidentally shot by a junior British Army officer in the Petre settlement of New Zealand’s North Island, triggering the Wanganui Campaign.

1912 – American Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

1917 – Vladimir Lenin returned to Petrograd from Switzerland, and joined the Bolshevik movement in Russia.

2014 – The South Korean ferry MV Sewol sank 1.5 km (0.93 mi) offshore of Donggeochado, Jindo County, with around 300 of the 476 onboard killed.

Celebrity Birthdays

Animal Kingdom Actress Ellen Barkin turns 64

Comedian Martin Lawrence turns 53

Two & Half Men Star Jon Cryer turns 53

The Crown Star Claire Foy turns 34

Stranger Things Sadie Sink turns 16

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