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  • Megiddo, Canaan
    Thursday Apr 16, 1457

    Ancient Egypt

    Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC)

    Megiddo, Canaan
    Thursday Apr 16, 1457

    The Battle of Megiddo (fought 15th century BC) was fought between Egyptian forces under the command of Pharaoh Thutmose III and a large rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the king of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. Megiddo is also the first recorded use of the composite bow and the first body count.




  • Millville, Indiana, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1867

    The Wright brothers

    Wilbur Birth

    Millville, Indiana, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1867

    Wilbur was born near Millville, Indiana, in 1867.




  • Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Treaty of Shimonoseki

    Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1895

    The Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed on 17 April 1895. The Qing Empire recognized the total independence of Korea and ceded the Liaodong Peninsula, Taiwan and Penghu Islands to Japan "in perpetuity".




  • Romania
    Wednesday Apr 16, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romania Planned To Take an Offensive Action

    Romania
    Wednesday Apr 16, 1919

    When Kun declined the terms of the Vix note, Romania acted to enforce the new railway demarcation line. Romania planned to take an offensive action on 16 April 1919. The north battalion was to take Nagykároly and Nagyvárad. This would separate the elite Hungarian Székely division from the rest of the Hungarian army. The north battalion would then outflank the Hungarian Army. Simultaneously, the south battalion would advance to Máriaradna and Belényes.




  • Frötuna, Sweden
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1940

    Harald V

    Moving To Prince Carl Bernadotte's Home

    Frötuna, Sweden
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1940

    Harald spent the following days in Sälen before moving to Prince Carl Bernadotte's home in Frötuna on 16 April.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 16, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    The Battle of Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 16, 1945

    The Battle of Berlin, the final major Soviet offensive of the war, began on 16 April 1945.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 16, 1945

    World War II

    Fall of Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Apr 16, 1945

    Soviet forces stormed and captured Berlin in late April. The battle started on 16 April 1945.


  • North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    Korean War

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill

    North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill comprises a pair of related Korean War infantry battles during April and July of 1953. These were fought while the United Nations Command (UN) and the Chinese and North Koreans negotiated the Korean Armistice Agreement. In the U.S., they were controversial because of the many soldiers killed for terrain of no strategic or tactical value, although the Chinese lost many times the number of US soldiers killed and wounded. The first battle was described in the eponymous history Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring 1953, by S.L.A. Marshall, from which the film Pork Chop Hill was drawn. The UN won the first battle but the Chinese won the second battle.


  • Baracoa, Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Failing to land near Baracoa

    Baracoa, Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    On the night of 15/16 April, the Nino Diaz group failed in a second attempted diversionary landing at a different location near Baracoa.


  • South of Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Brigade 2506 invasion fleet converged on 'Rendezvous Point Zulu'

    South of Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    Late on 16 April, the CIA/Brigade 2506 invasion fleet converged on 'Rendezvous Point Zulu', about 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Cuba, having sailed from Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua where they had been loaded with troops and other materiel, after loading arms and supplies at New Orleans.


  • Las Villas, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The armed uprising

    Las Villas, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    Sunday Apr 16, 1961

    On 16 April, Merardo Leon, Jose Leon, and 14 others staged an armed uprising at Las Delicias Estate in Las Villas, with only four surviving. Leonel Martinez and three others took to the countryside.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 16, 1962

    James Bond

    The Spy Who Loved Me was published

    United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 16, 1962

    The Spy Who Loved Me is the ninth novel (and tenth book) in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published by Jonathan Cape on 16 April 1962.


  • Japan
    Sunday Apr 16, 1972

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Death Mystery

    Japan
    Sunday Apr 16, 1972

    On 16 April 1972, Kawabata apparently committed suicide by gassing himself, but a number of close associates and friends, including his widow, consider his death to have been accidental, he mistakenly unplugged the gas tap while preparing a bath.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple II

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire.


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Monday Apr 16, 1984

    Slobodan Milošević

    President of The Belgrade League of Communists City Committee

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Monday Apr 16, 1984

    On 16 April 1984, Milošević was elected president of the Belgrade League of Communists City Committee.


  • Shanghai, China - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Student gatherings in Xi'an and Shanghai

    Shanghai, China - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    Organized student gatherings began on a small scale in Xi'an and Shanghai on 16 April.


  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Home Secretary Douglas Hurd visited Hillsborough

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Home Secretary Douglas Hurd visited Hillsborough the day after the disaster and met survivors.


  • Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    Anfield stadium was opened

    Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Apr 16, 1989

    Anfield stadium was opened on the Sunday to allow fans to pay tribute to the dead.


  • Trusina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 16, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Killings by the ARBiH in the village of Trusina

    Trusina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 16, 1993

    On 16 April, 15 Croat civilians and 7 POWs were killed by the ARBiH in the village of Trusina, north of Jablanica.


  • Ahmići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 16, 1993

    Bosnian War

    the HVO launched a spoiling attack on the village of Ahmići

    Ahmići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 16, 1993

    On 16 April, the HVO (The Croatian Defence Council) launched a spoiling attack on the village of Ahmići, east of Vitez. After the attacking units breached the ARBiH lines and entered the village, groups of irregular HVO units went from house to house, burning them and killing civilians. The massacre in Ahmići resulted in more than 100 killed Bosniak civilians.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Arab commander Ibn al-Khattab destroyed a large Russian armored column in an ambush

    Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Apr 16, 1996

    On 16 April, forces of Arab commander Ibn al-Khattab destroyed a large Russian armored column in an ambush near Shatoy, killing at least 76 soldiers; in another one, near Vedeno, at least 28 Russian troops were killed.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Michael Jordan

    Final Match

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Jordan played in his final NBA game on April 16, 2003, in Philadelphia.


  • Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches India

    Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    On April 16, Doctors were surprised to discover the occurrence of at least two cases of SARS in Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    The virus has a name SARS

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    On April 16, the WHO issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. The virus was officially named the SARS virus ( The Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus )


  • Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 16, 2007

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Virginia Tech Shooting

    Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 16, 2007

    The Virginia Tech shooting was a school shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007, at West Ambler Johnston Hall and Norris Hall at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung-Hui Cho, an undergraduate student at the university and a U.S. resident of South Korean origin, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others with two semi-automatic pistols. Six others were injured jumping out of windows to escape Cho. As police stormed Norris Hall, Cho died by suicide by shooting himself in the head.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    Anti-terror operation

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    On 16 April 2009, the head of the Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, announced that Russia had ended its "anti-terror operation" in Chechnya, claiming that stability had been restored to the territory.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    The counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya was officially ended

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    On 16 April 2009, the counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya was officially ended.


  • England
    Saturday Apr 16, 2011

    Prince Harry

    The Captain

    England
    Saturday Apr 16, 2011

    On 16 April 2011, it was announced that Harry had been promoted to captain.


  • Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

    Sony Corporation

    The Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

    Japan
    Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

    Olympus and Sony established Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc. (Sony 51%, Olympus 49%) on 16 April 2013, which is a joint venture to develop new surgical endoscopes with 4K resolution (or higher) and 3D capability.


  • Ecuador
    Saturday Apr 16, 2016

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2016 Ecuador Earthquake

    Ecuador
    Saturday Apr 16, 2016

    The 2016 Ecuador earthquake occurred on April 16 at 18:58:37 ECT with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 676 people were killed and 16,600 people injured.


  • Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    2017 Constitutional Referendum Vote

    Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    On Sunday, 16 April 2017, a constitutional referendum was held, where the voters in Turkey (and Turkish citizens abroad) voted on a set of 18 proposed amendments to the Constitution of Turkey. The amendments include the replacement of the existing parliamentary system with a presidential system. The post of Prime Minister would be abolished, and the presidency would become an executive post vested with broad executive powers. Parliament would be increased from 550 seats to 600 seats. The referendum also called for changes to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The Turkish constitution of 2017

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    With the new Turkish constitution which got approved in the constitutional referendum on 16 April 2017, Turkey became a country with a Presidential system, the office of prime minister got abolished and the age of candidacy to the parliament was lowered from 25 to 18.


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