On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1916

Historical Events

GermanySS Libau Sets Sail

The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection

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The Libau, disguised as the Aud, to avoid British detection
The Libau, disguised as the Aud, to avoid British detection
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Famous Birthdays

  • Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, Basque composer, dies at 62
1916 Highlights

About April 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries