Today in History, English
Today in History, English

43771April 16Event2012 – The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
43772April 16Event2013 – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.
43773April 16Event2014 – The MV Sewol ferry carrying more than 450 people capsizes near Jindo Island off South Korea, leaving 295 passengers and crew dead and 9 more missing.
43774April 16Birth1319 – John II of France (d. 1364)
43775April 16Birth1488 – Jungjong of Joseon (d. 1544)
43776April 16Birth1495 – Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1557)
43777April 16Birth1516 – Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (d. 1550)
43778April 16Birth1635 – Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter (d. 1681)
43779April 16Birth1646 – Jules Hardouin-Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (d. 1708)
43780April 16Birth1660 – Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (d. 1753)
43781April 16Birth1661 – Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, First Lord of the Treasury (d. 1715)
43782April 16Birth1682 – John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (d. 1744)
43783April 16Birth1693 – Anne Sophie Reventlow, Danish wife of Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1743)
43784April 16Birth1697 – Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
43785April 16Birth1728 – Joseph Black, French-Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1799)
43786April 16Birth1730 – Henry Clinton, English general and politician (d. 1795)
43787April 16Birth1755 – Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
43788April 16Birth1786 – John Franklin, English admiral and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (d. 1847)
43789April 16Birth1800 – George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, English field marshal and politician (d. 1888)
43790April 16Birth1808 – Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1864)
43791April 16Birth1821 – Ford Madox Brown, French-English soldier and painter (d. 1893)
43792April 16Birth1823 – Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1852)
43793April 16Birth1827 – Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet and bookseller (d. 1879)
43794April 16Birth1839 – Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì, Italian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1908)
43795April 16Birth1834 – Charles Lennox Richardson, English-Chinese merchant (d. 1862)
43796April 16Birth1844 – Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
43797April 16Birth1847 – Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (d. 1906)
43798April 16Birth1848 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (d. 1919)
43799April 16Birth1851 – Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)
43800April 16Birth1865 – Harry Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)

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