On This Day in History for April 16 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 130 of 130

  • 1984 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"

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1986 To dispel rumors he's dead, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on TV

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1986 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 1987 August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
  • 1987 FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • 1987 Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC
  • 1987 Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • 1987 Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences"
  • 1987 British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency
  • 1989 Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
  • 1990 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
  • 1990 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
  • 1992 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • 1992 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • 1992 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

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1993 Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1994 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • 2003 Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union
  • 2004 The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Transatlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
  • 2007 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

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2008 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

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265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2012 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
  • 2012 For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction
  • 2013 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
  • 2013 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
  • 2014 Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
  • 2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.

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2015 Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos
Elizabeth Holmes
  • 2017 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins referundum on 18-article constitutional reform package

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 111 of 111

  • 1972 Tracey K. Smith, American poet (Pulitzer prize 2011, Poet Laureate), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Dan Kellner, American fencer
  • 1978 Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer
  • 1982 Barry Jones, Scottish magician
  • 1982 Gina Carano, American Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
  • 1984 Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author
  • 1985 Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian
  • 1987 Neil Haskell, Finalist of SYTYCD Season 3
  • 1990 Heather Fulton, American marine biologist
  • 1992 Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
  • 2008 Princess Eléonore of Belgium, Belgian princess

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History