April 16, 2014
Today is 106th day of the year
260 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1867 - "Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer"
  • 1889 - "Charlie Chaplin, Silent film actor & director"
  • 1918 - "Spike Milligan, Comedien, 'Goon' member and author"
  • 1921 - "Peter Ustinov, Actor & novelist"
  • 1922 - "Kingsley Amis, English novelist"
  • 1939 - "Dusty Springfield, Singer"
  • 1940 - "Joan Bakewell, Television presenter"
  • 1955 - "Ellen Barkin, American film actress"
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events today

  • 1689 - "Francisco de Goya, the famous Spanish artist, died"
  • 1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at the battle of Culloden
  • 1850 - "Marie Tussaud, the Swiss born founder of the world famous waxworks, died"
  • 1883 - Paul Kruger became the new President of South Africa
  • 1912 - American pilot Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the Channel
  • 1951 - "The British submarine 'Affray' sank in the Channel, with the loss of 75 lives"
  • 1953 - The Queen launched the royal yacht 'Britannia'
  • 1972 - "The American spacecraft Apollo 16, bound for the Moon, was launched"
  • 1981 - "The first American space shutte, Columbia, returned safely to Earth"
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