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April 16, 2026

Thursday, April 16, 2026

Today's name is: Patrick, Patricia. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 16

Day of the year is: 106 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 69 - Then the Roman emperor Otho troops have been defeated by the general Vitellius army of Vespasian.
  • 556 - Then Vigilius has died the year before being elected Pelagius I to the Pope.[3]
  • 1746 - The Jacobite the pretender to the throne Charles Edward Stuart, best known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, and his British and French forces are finally defeated by British government forces in the battle of Culloden just east of Inverness in Scotland. Thus, the Stuarts are defeated and thereby the Stuart family's last hope of regaining the throne is crushed. However, Karl Edvard manages to avoid being captured by the government forces in September and can escape to France, where he lives the rest of his life in exile.
  • 1856 - Representatives of Great Britain, France, Prussia, Russia, Sardinia, the Ottoman Empire and Austria sign the so-called The Paris Declaration, about two weeks after several of those states have finished The Crimean War through the peace of Paris. The declaration will be an important milestone in international law, as it abolishes privateering and statutes, that enemy goods shall be protected on board ships of neutral flags, and that neutral goods on enemy ships shall not be seized, unless contraband.
  • 1912 - The American aviator Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly over English Channel, barely three years after the Frenchman Louis Blériot has become the first man to fly across the Channel. However, the news of her bravado is drowned out by the news that RMSTitanic shipwrecked the day before. Only two and a half months later, Quimby dies at an air race in Boston, USA.
  • 1941 - The German Air Force carries out the largest air raid against London during the Second World War, with 685 aircraft. Around 1,000 people are killed and 2,000 are seriously injured. In addition, the last remains of the 1936 run down are being destroyed The Crystal Palace, as it constitutes a very clear and highly visible bomb target.
  • 1945 - Soviet troops break through the German front at the Oder and Wisła rivers, thanks to an offensive earlier in the year. Thus begins the Soviet the final offensive against the German capital Berlin, which lasts for just over two weeks and ends with the German dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide on April 30 and that the Russians have completely taken Berlin on May 2.
  • 1947 - The French ship worst industrial accident in US history.
  • 2007 - 32 people are shot dead and 23 are injured in the second worst school shooting in US history at the American University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. After the crime, the perpetrator commits suicide and the police identify him the following day as the 23-year-old South Korean student Seung-Hui Cho.
  • 2016The 2016 Ecuador earthquake occurs.