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16 April

1457BCE – Israel – Battle of Megiddo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Megiddo_(15th_century_BC)

69 – Roman Empire – Emperor Otho commits suicide. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/otho.html

73 – Israel – Siege of Masada ended (First Jewish-Roman War). http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Archaeology/Masada1.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Masada

73 – Roman Empire – First Jewish-Roman War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Jewish%E2%80%93Roman_War#Last_strongholds

556 – Rome – Pelagius I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pelagius_I

1520 – Spain – Revolt of the Comuneros began. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt_of_the_Comuneros

1582 – Argentina – Salta founded by Hernando de Lerma. http://www.welcomeargentina.com/salta/history.html

1746 – Scotland – Battle of Culloden. http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_culloden.htmhttp://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_culloden.htm

1746 – GB – Jacobite Rising of 1745 ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobite_rising_of_1745

1763 – GB – George Grenville became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/george-grenville

1780 – Germany – University of Münster founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_M%C3%BCnster

1799 – Israel – Battle of Mount Tabor (Napoleonic Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Tabor_(1799)

1847 – New Zealand – Wanganui Campaign began (New Zealand land wars). http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cow01NewZ-c14.html

1853 – India – First passenger railway opened between Bori Bunder and Thane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Indian_Peninsula_Railway

1858 – Scotland – The Wernerian Natural History Society closed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernerian_Natural_History_Society

1862 – USA – Battle of Lee’s Mills, Virginia (American Civil War). http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_lees_mills.html

1862 – USA – District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act became law (American Civil War). http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/civil_war/DCEmancipationAct_FeaturedDoc.htm

1912 – English Channel – Harriet Quimby became first woman to fly an airplane across. http://www.harrietquimby.org/pages/englishchannel1912.html

1919 – Poland/Lithuania – Vilna Offensive began (Polish-Soviet War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilna_offensive

1922 – Italy – Treaty of Rapallo signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Rapallo_(1922)

1925 – Bulgaria – St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nedelya_Church_assault

1940 – Norway – Luftwaffe plane crashed into cliff at Kvamen, Sokndal, Rogaland, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400416-0

1944 – Yugoslavia – Allied bombing of Belgrade, 1,100 killed (WWII).

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Austin Municipal Airport, Texas, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440416-0

1945 – Germany – Allied bombers attacked Helgoland (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Germany – Battle of Berlin began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Berlin

1945 – Germany – Battle of the Seelow Heights began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Seelow_Heights

1945 – Germany – US Army liberated Colditz POW camp (WWII). http://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2009/07/17/the-liberation-of-colditz-castle/

1945 – Baltic Sea – MV Goya sunk (WWII). http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?13274


1947 – USA – Explosion on freighter in port, Texas City, Texas, 600 killed. http://youtu.be/qH7t4X9hgBc https://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0416.html

1950 – Cuba – Plane crashed near  Morón, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500416-1

1953 – UK – Royal Yacht HMY Britannia launched. http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about-the-royal-yacht/

1953 – Vietnam – Aigle Azur plane crashed near Hanoi, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530416-0

1972 – USA – Apollo 16 launched. https://youtu.be/iDqudSVuYKs http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo16.html

2001 – Bangladesh/India – Bangladesh-India Border Clashed began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Bangladesh%E2%80%93India_border_clashes

2003 – Greece – Treaty of Accession signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Accession_2003

2007 – USA – Virginia Tech Massacre, 33 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/us/16cnd-shooting.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2009 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 5.4Mw, epicentre in Hindu Kush region, 19 killed.

2013 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, 35 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22168202

2014 – South Korea – MV Sewo sank, 340 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/south-korea-ferry-disaster

York

1570 – Guy Fawkes baptized at St. Michael-le-Belfrey church. http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/tudor-stuart/st-michael-le-belfrey-church

1603 – James I visited York.