This Day In History April 16

Historical Events on April 16

Battle of Megiddo

1457 BC Battle of Megiddo: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account.Learn More

Egyptian forces under the command of Pharaoh Thutmose III battle a large rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the King of Kadesh
Egyptian forces under the command of Pharaoh Thutmose III battle a large rebellious coalition of Canaanite vassal states led by the King of Kadesh
  • 1178 BC A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War
  • 73 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt
  • 556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1071 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy
  • 1346 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans
  • 1395 Azzo X d’Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops

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1509 French army under Louis XII enters the Alps

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

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1521 Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther
  • 1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta in Argentina

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1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme military commander of the Holy Roman Empire

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein


1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1746 Jacobite Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • 1780 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded
  • 1787 1st American comedy, “The Contrast,” makes its debut in NYC

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1789 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1797 Spithead Mutiny begins: British Royal Navy sailors protest over living and working conditions and pay near Portsmouth

BattleBattle of Interest

1799 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1818 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
  • 1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “Le prophète” premieres in Paris
  • 1853 1st passenger railway opens in India, from Bori Bunder (Bombay) to Thane (34 km)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1854 Franz Liszt‘s symphonic poem “Mazeppa” premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1854 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • 1854 Steamer “Long Beach” sinks off Long Beach, NY, 311 die
  • 1858 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up

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1861 US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with Confederate States (US Civil War)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1862 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
  • 1862 American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)
  • 1865 Battle of Columbus & West Point, Georgia (Ft Tyler), Union forces win one of the last battles of the US Civil War
  • 1866 Nitroglycerine explodes at a Wells Fargo & Co office in San Francisco shattering glass for half a mile
  • 1868 Louisiana voters approve new constitution
  • 1869 Ebenezer Bassett, 1st African American diplomat, begins service as Minister to Haiti
  • 1870 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London

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1874 Dr David Livingstone‘s body arrives in Southampton

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1881 In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle

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1883 Paul Kruger chosen as President of Transvaal

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 1888 Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on in the Netherlands
  • 1900 US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
  • 1900 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
  • 1906 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
  • 1908 Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell, Utah)
  • 1912 Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
  • 1912 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • 1913 Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved

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1917 [OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2
  • 1917 Vladimir Lenin issues his radical “April Theses” calling for Soviets to take power during the Russian Revolution [OS Apr 4]
  • 1918 The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
  • 1921 Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague

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1922 Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1922 Treaty of Rapallo between the German Republic and Soviet Union a is signed in Italy, normalizing diplomatic relations with each side renouncing their territorial and financial claims against the other

Sport awardBoston Marathon

1923 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • 1924 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • 1924 Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • 1925 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 wounded
  • 1926 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections “Lolly Willowes” & “Loving Huntsman” by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • 1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title
  • 1929 Cleveland Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • 1929 New York Yankees become first MLB team to permanently feature numbers on backs of uniforms; numbers correspond to position in batting order

Film release premierFilm Release

1932 Short film “The Music Box” released in the US, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • 1934 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • 1935 1st radio broadcast of “Fibber McGee & Molly”

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1935 40-year-old future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth debuts in the NL with a HR and single in Boston Braves 4-2 win over the NY Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1938 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1939 The Soviet Union proposes an alliance with Britain and France to counter Nazi Germany; the Soviets would later sign a secret agreement with the Nazis

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; first best-of-7 SC Final series
  • 1940 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller hurls the first and only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history; beats Chicago WS, 1-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1940 Heitor Villa-Lobos’ opera “Izaht” premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1941 Little Theater at Adelphi Strand, London closes
  • 1942 Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship
  • 1943 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • 1943 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD
  • 1945 Battle of Okinawa: US Army invades and seizes the Ie Shima Airfield on Ie Shima island near Okinawa
  • 1945 World War II: Dutch town of Arnhem, site of failed Operation Market Garden, is freed by British and Canadian forces
  • 1945 German troops in Groningen surrender

Raising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945 Battle of Berlin: Red Army begins its attack on the capital of Nazi GermanyLearn More

Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin
  • 1945 US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1945 US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa
  • 1945 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:30:40.2; his second event victory
  • 1945 Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops
  • 1946 Manager Mel Ott, playing in right field for NY Giants hits his 511th and final MLB home run in 8-4 Opening Day win over Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1946 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, New Mexicao; reaches altitude of 8 km
  • 1946 Dutch Special Court of Justice sentences Frederik Müller, Socialist mayor of Rotterdam, to 10 years in jail for his wartime support of Germany
  • 1947 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp
  • 1947 Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)
  • 1947 Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx
  • 1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
  • 1949 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: 3-peat for Toronto Maple Leafs as they beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-1 for a 4 game series sweep
  • 1951 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1951 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • 1952 “4 Saints in 3 Acts” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances

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1953 British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1953 Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Connie Ryan bats 6 from 6 in a 14-12 defeat against the Pirates at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1953 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 for a 4-1 series win
  • 1953 WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 in OT for a 4-3 series victory
  • 1956 1st solar powered radios go on sale
  • 1956 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in race record 2:14:14
  • 1957 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dickie Moore has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 5-1 for a 4-1 series victory
  • 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
  • 1958 French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
  • 1958 5th National Film Awards (India): “Do Aankhen Barah Haath” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959 “Party with Comden & Green” opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1959 Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
  • 1959 Phils’ Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
  • 1961 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win
  • 1961 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-1 for a 4-2 series victory
  • 1962 Brazil nationalizes US businesses

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1962 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1962 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48; second straight win and 3rd title overall
  • 1964 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain’s 1963 “Great Train Robbery”
  • 1965 Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
  • 1966 Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain
  • 1967 “Walking Happy” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1970 70 die in a snow crush (France)

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1970 Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O’Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O’Neill
  • 1972 “That’s Entertainment” closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1972 Two giant pandas arrive in US from China
  • 1972 Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
  • 1972 Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Burt Hooton hurls a 4-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1972 Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry
  • 1973 77th Boston Marathon: American double; Jon Anderson men’s champion in 2:16:03; Jacqueline Hansen wins women’s title in 3:05:59
  • 1974 “Words & Music” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh

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1977 Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • 1978 “History of the American Film” closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 1978 St Louis Card Bob Forsch no-hits Phillies, 5-0
  • 1978 NBC’s premiere of miniseries “Holocaust”
  • 1979 83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women’s champion in 2:35:15
  • 1979 Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
  • 1979 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for “Buried child”

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1980 Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1980 Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win Ranji Trophy final
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1981 “Copperfield” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1982 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada’s new constitution

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • 1984 88th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith wins men’s event in 2:10:34; Lorraine Moller of New Zealand women’s champion in 2:29:28
  • 1984 Oakland A’s Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • 1984 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for “American Primitive”
  • 1985 “Grind” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1986 To dispel rumors he’s dead, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on TV

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1986 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 1987 August Wilson‘s “Fences” wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
  • 1987 FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves
  • 1987 Howard Stern & Infinity Broadcasting are warned by FCC

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1987 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1987 Peter Taylor’s “Summons to Memphis” wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • 1987 Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for “Fences”
  • 1987 British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court in London charged with gross indecency

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1989 1st The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Don Bies wins his lone career Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1989 Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
  • 1989 Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • 1990 August Wilson’s play “The Piano Lesson”, starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1990 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal’s Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman’s title in 2:25:24
  • 1990 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week
  • 1990 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977
  • 1991 Leander & Seago’s musical “Matador” premieres in London
  • 1991 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7
  • 1992 “Metro” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1992 1st concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
  • 1992 Afghan president Najibullah resigns
  • 1992 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • 1992 The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

Rodney King Riots

1993 Jury reaches guilty verdict in federal case against police officers (two convicted, two acquitted) who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17thLearn More

Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
  • 1994 Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Raymond Floyd wins by 5 strokes from fellow Americans John Paul Cain, Larry Gilbert and Lee Trevino

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM

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2000 PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Doug Tewell wins first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a convincing 7 stroke margin from the foursome of Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 2001 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea men’s winner in 2:09:43; Catherine Ndereba of Kenya wins back-to-back women’s titles in 2:23:53
  • 2003 Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union
  • 2003 Washington Wizards’ Michael Jordan plays his final NBA game, in Philadelphia, where he receives a 3 minute standing ovation.
  • 2004 The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Transatlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
  • 2007 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
  • 2007 “Spider-Man 3” directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival
  • 2007 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya goes back-to-back for 3rd title in 2:14:13; Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia wins women’s race in 2:29:18

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2008 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

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2009 Laureus World Sports Awards, (ceremony cancelled GFC): Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Yelena Isinbayeva; Team: China Olympic team

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2012 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
  • 2012 For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction
  • 2012 116th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Wesley Korir wins men’s section in 2:12:40; Sharon Cherop first woman in 2:31:50
  • 2013 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
  • 2013 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
  • 2014 Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
  • 2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.

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2015 Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2015

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos
Elizabeth Holmes

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2017 World record for gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes – 662 at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

2017 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins referendum on 18-article constitutional reform package

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • 2018 122nd Boston Marathon: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan wins men’s race in 2:15:58; Desiree Linden (2:39:54) first American to win women’s title since 1985

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2018 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album “Damn”

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar
  • 2019 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history with a 4-year $140m extension including record $65m signing bonus
  • 2020 New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal “Science”
  • 2020 Nationwide State of Emergency declared in Japan till 6 May due to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak
  • 2020 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in 4 weeks (5.2 million in the last week), wiping out 9 1/2 years of job gains

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