History of April 16

Some people may remember that on April 16, 1380, the king of Yan Zhu Di became Fan Peiping; on April 16, 1889, the birthday of the comedy master Chaplin; and on April 16, 1948, the European Economic Cooperation Organization was established. So what other historical stories happened during this period?

  1. The rule of the Eastern Roman Empire (the Byzantine Empire) in Italy officially ended (April 16, 1071)
  2. Zhu Dijuu Fan Beiping (April 16, 1380)
  3. Zheng Zhilong, the only power in the Eastern Ocean World, was born (April 16, 1604)
  4. Emperor Qianlong’s fifth son Aixinjueluo Yongqi dies (April 16, 1766)
  5. French naturalist Buffon (also translated as “Pu Feng”) dies (April 16, 1788)
  6. Qing government dismissed Qishan and appointed Lin Zexu to co-organize coastal defense (April 16, 1841)
  7. American aircraft designer Wilbur Wright was born (April 16, 1867)
  8. Danish astronomer Hans Law is born (April 16, 1879)
  9. The birth of Ernst Thalmann, the leader of the German Communist Party (April 16, 1886)
  10. Comedy Master Chaplin’s Birthday (April 16, 1889)
  11. German mathematician Helmut Knezer was born (April 16, 1898)
  12. Cruel massacre in Kishnio (April 16, 1903)
  13. From a movie star to the birthday of China’s first beautiful pilot Li Xiaqing (April 16, 1912)
  14. The U.S. proposes that Shandong Province be jointly managed by five countries (April 16, 1919)
  15. Germany and Russia sign the Treaty of Laballow (April 16, 1922)
  16. Japan once again sent troops to Shandong (April 16, 1928)
  17. The birthday of Queen Margaret II of Denmark (April 16, 1940)
  18. The Battle of Berlin begins (April 16, 1945)
  19. The Soviet Army launched a general offensive on Berlin (April 16, 1945)
  20. Wang Jingwei’s wife Chen Bijun was tried in public (April 16, 1946)
  21. The famous NBA star and the most scoring “Sky Hook” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born (April 16, 1947)
  22. Truman approves foreign aid bill (April 16, 1948)
  23. European Economic Cooperation Organization established (April 16, 1948)
  24. The battle to liberate Hainan Island begins (April 16, 1950)
  25. Famous Taiwanese cartoonist Zhu Deyong was born (April 16, 1960)
  26. World-class football coach Rafael Benitez was born (April 16, 1960)
  27. Cuban rebels failed to land in Bay of Pigs (April 16, 1961)
  28. Soviet-made riots in Ili and Tacheng (April 16, 1964)
  29. “Sanjia Village Notes” and “Yanshan Night Talks” Criticized (April 16, 1966)
  30. Mao Zedong’s statement supporting the struggle of black Americans is published (April 16, 1968)
  31. Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari commits suicide (April 16, 1972)
  32. Famous Chinese actress and director Xu Jinglei was born (April 16, 1974)
  33. Famous Chinese actress Shu Qi was born (April 16, 1976)
  34. Taiwan’s first test-tube baby was born (April 16, 1985)
  35. Deng Xiaoping meets with members of the Hong Kong Basic Law Drafting Committee (April 16, 1987)
  36. Palestinian leader Jehad was assassinated and killed (April 16, 1988)
  37. Hu Juewen, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, dies (April 16, 1989)
  38. The thieves in a partnership in Huzhou, Zhejiang were arrested (April 16, 1991)
  39. The death of ecologist Hou Xueyu (April 16, 1991)
  40. China sends UN peacekeepers to Phnom Penh for the first time (April 16, 1992)
  41. Afghan guerrilla organization takes over power (April 16, 1992)
  42. The State Council notified the prohibition of the use of various token shopping vouchers (April 16, 1993)
  43. News educator Gu Zhizhong dies (April 16, 1995)
  44. U.S. rebuilds post-Cold War alliance (April 16, 1996)
  45. Japan and the U.S. sign the “Japan-U.S. Security Joint Declaration” (April 16, 1996)
  46. Opening of the third annual meeting of the Peace Association; adoption of the “Chongqing Declaration” (April 16, 2002)
  47. The worst school shooting in U.S. history (April 16, 2007)
  48. Edward Norton Lorenz, American meteorologist and discoverer of the butterfly effect, dies (pril 16, 2008)
  49. Russia cancels the state of anti-terrorism operations in the Chechen Republic (April 16, 2009)
  50. China stock index futures officially listed for trading (April 16, 2010)
  51. Huang Yang, a victim of the Fudan poisoning case, dies (April 16, 2013)
  52. Snap on Weibo in the air (April 16, 2014)
  53. South Korean passenger ship with 450 people sinks (April 16, 2014)