On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 116th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Wesley Korir wins men's section in 2:12:40; Sharon Cherop first woman in 2:31:50
  • At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
  • For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction

Famous Deaths

  • Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98