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April 16, 1947 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp
  • Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)
  • Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx

Deaths in History

  • Rudolf Höss, German commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, dies at 45
1947 in History