On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1871

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions
  • Reich Constitution is received in Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)