Today in India and World History: April 16

April is the fourth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. April 16 has its own special significance in India and world history.

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open.

It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on April 15. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 16 April:

  • 1746: Jacobite Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the King of Cumberland defeated Jacob’s army.
  • 1780: University of Münster was founded in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • 1797: Spithead and the North Rebellion begin in the British Royal Navy.
  • 1799: Napoleon Wars: Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon used to drive Ottoman Turks across Jordan River near Ecker Sek.
  • 1853: Indian Railways launched, the first train from India ran between Victoria Terminus Station and Thane in Bombay.
  • 1862: Slavery abolished in the District of Columbia.
  • 1889: Birth of Charlie Chaplin, who made the world laugh amid the tragedy of the Second World War.
  • 1894: Manchester City Football Club formed in England.
  • 1919: Gandhiji declared a fast to pay tribute to those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
  • 1922: A treaty is signed between Russia and Germany in Italy.
  • 1924: American media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles.
  • 1955: Sir Lawrence Olivier’s film version of Shakespeare’s Richard III, released in Britain.
  • 1970: Icy storm in the European country France killed 70 people.
  • 1980: US conducts nuclear test in Nevada.
  • 1992: Afghan President Najibullah resigns.
  • 1994: The voters of Finland decided to join the European Union in a referendum.
  • 1999: Largest size bacterium named New Microv was discovered in the US.
  • 2002: 120 killed in a plane crash in South Korea.
  • 2008: The statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London.
  • 2012: 55 people killed in Syrian conflict.
  • 2013: 37 killed by earthquake in Iran.

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