April 16: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1818 - The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
- 1862 - American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.
- 1908 - Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
- 1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
- 2003 - The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
- Famous Birthdays: Petrus Apianus (German mathematician and astronomer), John Hadley (English mathematician, invented the octant), Anatole France (French journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate), Wilbur Wright (American pilot, inventor, and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company), Garth Williams (American illustrator)
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