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April 16, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in 4 weeks (5.2 million in the last week), wiping out 9 1/2 years of job gains
  • Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak
  • New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal "Science"

Deaths in History

  • Gene Deitch, American illustrator (Tom Terrific, Nudnik), dies at 95
  • Luis Sepúlveda, Chilean writer and political activist (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories), dies of COVID-19 at 70
2020 in History