On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess ElĂ©onore of Belgium, Belgian princess, born in Anderlecht, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, dies at 90
  • Joseph Solman, American painter