On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax and British ambassador to US (1940-46), born in Powderham Castle, Devon, England (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • George William Martin, composer, dies at 56