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Know what happened on 16th April


Importance of 16th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 16th April special in the world history.

1958
Death of Rosalind Franklin, Scientist whose work as a crystallographer was key to understanding the structure of DNA.
Great Britain
1912
Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly the English Channel.
United States
1908
The Natural Bridges National Monument was established in Utah, USA .
United States
1904
Death of Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer of Self Help - one of the first and probably the best of the books on self improvement.
Great Britain
1889
Birth of Charlie Chaplin, comic actor and music hall artist.
Great Britain
1871
Birth of John Millington Synge, Irish writer
Ireland
1859
Death of Alexis de Tocqueville, French political scientist and historian, best known for his work Democracy in America
France
1853
The first passenger railway train in India started service between Bombay (Mumbai) and Thane.
India
1850
Death of Marie (Madame) Tussaud, founder of the eponymous waxworks.
France
1828
Death of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter
Spain
1821
Birth of Ford Madox Brown, English painter
Great Britain
1818
The Rush-Bagot Treaty formalising the border between Canada and the United States was ratified by the US Senate.
Canada
1746
Battle of Culloden – last battle fought in Britain – 5,000 Highlanders routed by the Duke of Cumberland and 9,000 loyalists Scots.
Great Britain
1689
Death of Aphra Behn first professional woman writer.
Great Britain
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