Today in History, English
Today in History, English

43741April 16Event1894 – Manchester City F.C. was formed from Ardwick A.F.C..
43742April 16Event1908 – Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
43743April 16Event1910 – The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.
43744April 16Event1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
43745April 16Event1917 – Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia from exile in Switzerland.
43746April 16Event1919 – Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.
43747April 16Event1919 – Polish–Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
43748April 16Event1922 – The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
43749April 16Event1925 – During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
43750April 16Event1940 – Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1–0.
43751April 16Event1941 – World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
43752April 16Event1941 – World War II: The Ustaše, a Croatian ultranationalist organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion.
43753April 16Event1944 – World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
43754April 16Event1945 – World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
43755April 16Event1945 – The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
43756April 16Event1945 – More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.
43757April 16Event1947 – Texas City disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
43758April 16Event1947 – Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
43759April 16Event1953 – Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia.
43760April 16Event1961 – In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist–Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
43761April 16Event1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become "the most trusted man in America".
43762April 16Event1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
43763April 16Event1972 – Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
43764April 16Event1990 – The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.
43765April 16Event1992 – The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
43766April 16Event1995 – George W. Bush names April 16 as Selena Day in Texas, after she was killed two weeks earlier.
43767April 16Event2001 – India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
43768April 16Event2003 – The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting ten new member states to the European Union.
43769April 16Event2007 – Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.
43770April 16Event2012 – The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.

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