April 16 in History
What happened on April 16 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 16 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 16 in history.?>
Two giants pandas arrive in the U.S. from China.
The Pentagon announces the “Vietnamization” of the war.
A lens which provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.
The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa, earning the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.”
American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.
Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman’s record.
Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia to start the Bolshevik Revolution.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.
Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
San Salvador is destroyed by an earthquake.
The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.
Prince Charles is defeated at the Battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle fought in Britain.
Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton.
The Norman Robert Guiscard takes Bari, ending five centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.