This Day in History on 16th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 16th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • World Voice Day

Important Events

1853: Boribunder to Thane passenger train service started for the first time in India.

1917: Rebellion of soldiers and formation of temporary government in Russia. Czar Nicholas II left the throne.

1919: M. K. Gandhi announced a fast to pay tribute to those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

1948: Establishment of the National Students Union (NCC).

1972: Apollo 16 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1999: A ground-to-air Trishul missile tested at Chandipur, India.

2001: India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.

Birthday / Anniversary

1162: Genghis Khan, the founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire.

1848: Kandukuri Veeresalingam, an Indian social reformer and writer.

1867: Wilbur Wright, an American engineer who invented the engine aircraft with Orville Wright.

1889: Charlie Chaplin, an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer.

1924: Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (d. 2013)

1942: Frank Williams, a British businessman, former racing car driver, and mechanic.

1961: Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014)

1969: S. Sowmya, a Carnatic music singer.

1978: Lara Dutta, an Indian actress, entrepreneur, and the winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageant.

 Death Anniversaries

1756: Jacques Cassini, a French astronomer.

1828: Francisco Goya, a Spanish romantic painter, and printmaker.

1850: Marie Tussaud, a French artist known for her wax sculptures and ‘Madame Tussauds, the wax museum’.

1961: Randhir Singh, Famous Sikh leader and revolutionary.

1966: Nandalal Bose, an Indian artist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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