What happend on 16.04 in history

2005
The BBC announces David Tennant's casting as the Tenth Doctor in the long-running science-fiction television series, Doctor Who.
2003
Makobo Modjadji is crowned the new Rain Queen of Balobedu.
2001
First 3G voice call on Vodafone UK's 3G network.
1998
One of the most serious urban tornadoes in history does significant damage to downtown Nashville, Tennessee (see Nashville Tornado of 1998).
1996
France Télécom introduces its Wanadoo Internet service.
1992
The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
1972
Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – Prompted by the North Vietnamese offensive, the United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong.
1972
Apollo program: Apollo 16 launches toward the Moon from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1949
Dave Garroway moves from radio to television to host the musical-variety show Garroway at Large.
1947
Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1947
Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
1945
German ship Goya sinks, killing more than 7,000 people.
1945
The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) Prisoner of War camp Oflag IVc (Colditz Castle).
1945
WWII: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin.
1943
Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
1935
Radio program Fibber McGee and Molly debuts.
1926
Lolly Willows by Sylvia Townsend Warner is distributed as the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection.
1922
The Treaty of Rapallo, in which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations between Berlin and Moscow, is signed.
1919
Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the British slaughter of Indian protestors in the Amritsar Massacre.
1917
Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd (present-day Saint Petersburg) from exile in Finland.
1912
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
1881
In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
1863
American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg – 12 ships led by Union Admiral David Dixon Porter move through heavy Confederate artillery fire on approach to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Only one ship is lost.
1853
The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
1799
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
1780
The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded
1746
Second Jacobite Rebellion: The Battle of Culloden, the last battle of the Jacobite Uprising is fought, ultimately leading to the destruction of the Highland clans.
1521
Martin Luther's first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the rest of the estates of the empire.
1178
A solar eclipse may mark the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.
1071
Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
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