Historical Events of 16 April

Historical Events of 16 April

Historical Events Of Today

  • 1994 - Acceptance of 'GATT' agreement by 109 countries including India on present day
  • 1998 - Famous Frederick Lange passes away today as Thampi Guru.
  • 1999 - On this day, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari sentenced to five years imprisonment for the use of brokering in government contracts.
  • 1999 - Today, Pakistan tests its second nuclear missile Shahin-1.
  • 2000 - Today's G-77 summit concludes in Havana with the call for collaboration to combat terrorism.
  • 2003 - Today the Irish Republican Army decided to put arms in Britain in the UK.
  • 2004 - LTTE militant V. Muralidharan, who was associated with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, was killed in Colombo today.
  • 2006 - Interpol today proposed the proposal for the creation of Anti Corruption Academy at the Jakarta conference.
  • 2008 - Today's Rajya Sabha Speaker Mohammad Hamid Ansari administers 50 of the newly elected 55 members on the first day of the second phase of the budget session.
  • 2008 - On this day, Canadian Minister of Indian origin, Deepak Oberoi was elected a member of the special committee of the Canadian Parliament constituted on Afghanistan.
  • 2010 - Today the launch of the first cryogenic rocket GSLV-D3 manufactured in India failed.

Historical Events of 16 April

Today's Famous Birthdays

  • 1452 - Today, Leonardo da Vinci, Italian, great painter was born
  • 1469 - Today, Guru Nanak, the philosopher, Rajayogi, the householder, the renunciate, the reformer, the social reformer, the poet, the musician, the patriot, was born.
  • 1563 - Today Guru Arjan Dev - the fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born.
  • 1865 - On this day, Ayodhya Singh Upadhyay - the first great actor of the Khaadi dialect was born.
  • 1940 - Today Sultan Khan - the famous Sarangi player and classical singer of India was born.
  • 1960 - Today's day Narottam Mishra - A famous leader of 'Bharatiya Janata Party' was born in the politics of Madhya Pradesh.
  • 1972 - On this day, temple idol- Bollywood idol, cricket glamor and fashion idol were born.

Who Died Today in History

  • 1985 - Today, the Indian scientist who did research work on Shambhunath Day - Cholera bacterium died.

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