History

/

Knowledge

Other Notable Events for April 16

History / History & Quotes /

On this date in history:

In 1862, the U.S. Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia.

In 1912, as crowds gathered outside its New York City offices, the White Star Line denied that it was withholding information on the sinking of RMS Titanic.

In 1947, a fire aboard the French freighter Grandcamp in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 16

History / History & Quotes /

- aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright in 1867
- movie legend Charlie Chaplin in 1889
- writer Kingsley Amis in 1922
- composer/conductor Henry Mancini in 1924
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 1927 (age 91)
- football Hall of fame member Dick Night Train Lane in 1927
- jazz flutist Herbie Mann in 1930
- singer ...Read more

Astronomy

History / History & Quotes /

Today is Monday, April 16, the 106th day of 2018 with 259 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.

Harriet Quimby

This Day in History, April 16

History / History & Quotes /

On April 16th, 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel.

A thought for the day

History / History & Quotes /

A thought for the day: Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind. -- Walter Bagehot

Other Notable Events for April 15

History / History & Quotes /

On this date in history:

In 1817, the first U.S. public school for the deaf, Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons (now the American School for the Deaf), was founded at Hartford, Conn.

In 1865, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died of an assassin's bullet fired the night before at Ford...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 15

History / History & Quotes /

Those born on this date include:

- Italian painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in 1452
- British polar explorer James Clark Ross in 1800
- distiller Joseph E. Seagram in 1841
- author Henry James in 1843
- former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1894
- singer Bessie Smith in 1894
- actor Marian ...Read more

Astronomy

History / History & Quotes /

Today is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018 with 260 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.

Andrew Johnson

This Day in History, April 15

History / History & Quotes /

On April 15th, 1865, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States.

A thought for the day

History / History & Quotes /

A thought for the day: If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. -- Abraham Lincoln

Other Notable Events for April 14

History / History & Quotes /

On this date in history:

In 1775, the first slavery abolition society in North America was founded by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

In 1828, Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language. It was the first dictionary of American English to be published.

In 1861, the flag of the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 14

History / History & Quotes /

Those born on this date include:

- Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, founder of the wave theory of light, in 1629
- Anne Sullivan, the miracle worker who taught a blind and deaf Helen Keller, in 1866
- English historian Arnold Toynbee in 1889
- Haitian dictator Francois Papa Doc Duvalier in 1907
- actor Rod ...Read more

Astronomy

History / History & Quotes /

Today is Saturday, April 14, the 104th day of 2018 with 261 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.

Abraham Lincoln

This Day in History, April 14

History / History & Quotes /

On April 14th, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

A thought for the day

History / History & Quotes /

A thought for the day: Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. -- Oprah Winfrey

Other Notable Events for April 13

History / History & Quotes /

On this date in history:

In 1742, George Frideric Handel's Messiah made its world premiere.

In 1932, Democrats at a Jefferson Day luncheon accused the Hoover administration of wrecking the economy, plunging millions into misery and engulfing the government in debt due to extravagance.

In 1943, the Jefferson ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 13

History / History & Quotes /

Those born on this date include:

- British anti-government conspirator Guy Fawkes in 1570
- Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, in 1743
- Frank Woolworth, founder of the five-and-dime stores, in 1852
- outlaw Butch Cassidy in 1866
- Alfred Butts, inventor of the game Scrabble, in 1899
-...Read more

Astronomy

History / History & Quotes /

Today is Friday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2018 with 262 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.

Fort Sumter

This Day in History, April 13

History / History & Quotes /

On April 13th, 1861, Fort Sumter surrendered in the American Civil War.

A thought for the day

History / History & Quotes /

A thought for the day: Before you hate something you should try to understand it. -- Martha Grimes

Popular Stories

 

Social Connections

Comics

Sarah's Scribbles Loose Parts Rugrats Archie Working it Out 9 Chickweed Lane