Check out below about Today in History India 16 April in Indian history or April 16 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 16 April in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on April 16
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1853, 16th April: Boribunder to Thane passenger train service started for the first time in India.
1917, 16th April: Rebellion of soldiers and formation of temporary government in Russia. Czar Nicholas II left the throne.
1919, 16th April: M. K. Gandhi announced a fast to pay tribute to those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
1948, 16th April: Establishment of the National Students Union (NCC).
1972, 16th April: Apollo 16 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1999, 16th April: A ground-to-air Trishul missile tested at Chandipur, India.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 16
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.
1942: Frank Williams, a British businessman, former racing car driver, and mechanic.
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 of famous people on April 16
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.