16 April in Indian and World History

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16 April in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 16 April is the birth anniversary of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Lara Dutta, and Ram Naik.

16 April is also observed as the death anniversary of Advaita Mallabarman, Nandalal Bose, and Randhir Singh.

Birth Anniversary

16 April in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. In addition to becoming a worldwide icon as the Tramp, he is considered one of the most influential figures in Hollywood. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy. He was born on 16 April 1889.

Lara Dutta, is an Indian actress, entrepreneur, and the winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageant. She was previously crowned Miss Intercontinental in 1997. In her career, she has primarily worked in Hindi films. She has won several accolades including the Filmfare Award. She established herself as one of the most prominent leading ladies of the 2000s. She was born on 16 April 1889.

Ram Naik is an Indian politician who is the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh. These are very popular among the people of Maharashtra. He has made a record of winning five consecutive times from the Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency of Maharashtra. She was born on 16 April 1934 in Sangli, Maharashtra.

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Death Anniversary

16 April in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Advaita Mallabarman (1 January 1914 – 16 April 1951) was a famous Bengali writer. The Bengali novel ‘Titas Ekti Nadeer Naam’ composed by him became very famous. She died on 16 April 1951.

Nandalal Bose (3 December 1882 – 16 April 1966) was a famous painter from India. Nandlal Bose designed the original copy of the Constitution. Among his famous paintings are ‘Dandi March’, ‘Santhali Kanya’, ‘Sati’s body sacrifice’ etc. Nandlal Bose, in addition to painting and teaching art, also wrote three booklets Rupavali, Shilpkala, and Shilp Charcha. He was an eminent disciple of Abanindranath Tagore. He died on 16 April 1966.

Randhir Singh (7 July 1878 – 16 April 1961)  was a famous Sikh leader and revolutionary. He was an opponent of untouchability and a supporter of women’s rights. He died on 16 April 1961.

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Notable events on 16 April in Indian and World History

16 April 1844 – Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

16 April 1853 – The first train in India ran between Mumbai and Thane.

16 April 1917 – The 1917 uprising of Russian troops in Petrograd.

16 April 1919 – Gandhi announced a fast on this day to pay tribute to those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

16 April 1922 – There was an agreement between Germany and Russia in Italy called the Treaty of Rapallo.

16 April 1922 – Kingsley Amis, an English novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

16 April 1924 – Inji Aflatoun, an Egyptian painter and activist in the women’s movement, was born.

16 April 1925 – the church in Sofia was attacked in which about 150 people died.

16 April 1927 – Pope Benedict XVI was born.

16 April 1945 – A Soviet submarine sank a German refugee ship, killing 7000 people.

16 April 1945 – During World War II, American forces entered the Nuremberg area of ​​Germany.

16 April 1945 – The Red Army begins the Battle of Berlin.

16 April 1970 – 70 people died in the icy storm in the European country of France.

16 April 1972 – Yasunari Kawabata a Japanese novelist, short story writer and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

16 April 1980 – The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.

16 April 1992 – Afghan President Najibullah resigned.

16 April 1999 – Advalaziz Boteflica was appointed the new President of Algeria.

16 April 2002 – 120 passengers died in a plane crash in South Korea.

16 April 2004 – India defeated Pakistan 2-1 in the series by winning the Rawalpindi Test.

16 April 2008 – The statue of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London.

16 April 2013 – An earthquake in Iran killed 37 people.

Important Days

Here are a few notable events and observances that fall on April 16th:

World Voice Day: This day is dedicated to celebrating the phenomenon of voice, emphasizing the importance of vocal health, the significance of the voice in communication, and the art of singing.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD): This day aims to raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning and to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare decisions and end-of-life care.

Emancipation Day (Washington, D.C.): In Washington, D.C., Emancipation Day commemorates the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in the District of Columbia.