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April 16th In Pop Culture History

73 AD - Masada, a Jewish fortress, fell to the Romans after several months of siege.

1881 - In Dodge City, Kansas, gunslinger Bat Masterson fought his last gun battle. He paid an $8 fine and retired.

1908 - Natural Bridges National Monument was established in Utah.

1910 - The Boston Arena opened.

1912 - American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel. She was also the first US licensed female pilot.

1943 - Albert Hoffmann accidentally discovered the psychedelic effects of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

1947 - The Texas City Disaster, ammonium nitrate explosion killed 571 people.

1947 - Bernard Baruch, in a speech given during the unveiling of his portrait in the South Carolina House of Representatives, coined the term 'Cold War'to describe relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.

1962 - Walter Cronkite became the news anchor for the CBS network.

1977 - #1 Hit April 16, 1977 - April 22, 1977: David Soul - Don't Give Up on Us

1990 - 'Doctor Death', Jack Kevorkian, participated in his first assisted suicide. Janet Adkins was the patient, in Detroit, Michigan.

1995 - Governor George W. Bush named April 16 as Selena Day in Texas, after the singer was killed two weeks earlier.

April 16, 2005 (fiction) Bruce Banner becomes The Hulk, The Hulk, Marvel Cinematic Universe

2007 - Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 before committing suicide.

April 16, 2151 (fiction) Enterprise NX-01 was launched, Star Trek: Enterprise

April 16th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Aviator, Wilbur Wright (1867)
Actor, Spottiswoode Aitken (1868)
Actor, Charlie Chaplin (1889, d.1977)
Actress, Fifi D'Orsay (1904)
Comedian, Pigmeat Markham (1906)
Actress, Christine McIntyre (1911)
Actor, David Langton (1912)
Actress, Catherine Scorsese (1912, d.1997)
Actor, Les Tremayne (1913)
Actor, John Hodiak (1914)
Actor, Gerard McLarnon (1915)
Actor, Barry Nelson (1917, d.2007)
Actor, Spike Milligan (1918)
Actress, Joan Alexander (1918)
Actor, Peter Ustinov (1921)
Musician, Eddie Bert (1922)
Actor, Geoffrey Johnson Smith (1924)
Musician, Henry Mancini (1924, d.1994)
Actress, Edie Adams (1925)
Actor, Peter Mark Richman (1927)
Religious leader, Pope Benedict XVI (1927)
Musician, Roy Hamilton (1929)
Actor, Frank Page (1930)
Musician, Herbie Mann (1930)
Musician, Vince Hill (1932)
Actress, Joan Bakewell (1933)
Actor, Joseph Bottoms (1933)
Producer, Robert Stigwood (1934)
Musician, Bobby Vinton (1935)
Musician, Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler (1935)
Actor, George 'the Animal' Steel (1937)
Musician, Dusty Springfield (1939, d.1999)
Musician, John DeLaFose (1939)
Actor, Boris Dvornik (1939, d.2008)
Actor, Paul Cox (1940)
Musician, Dave Peverett (1943)
Actress, Ruth Madoc (1943)
Musician, Stefan Grossman (1945)
Musician, Gerry Rafferty (1947, d.2011)
NBA player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947)
Actress, Melody Patterson (1949)
Actor, David Graff (1950)
Musician, John Bentley (1951)
Actor, Michel Blanc (1952)
Voice Actor, Billy West (1952)
Football coach, Bill Belichick (1952)
Actor, Jay O Sanders (1953)
Musician, Peter Garrett (1953)
Actress, Ellen Barkin (1954)
Musician, Ian MacKaye (1962)
Musician, Jimmy Osmond (1963)
Actor, Nick Berry (1963)
Musician, Dave Pirner (1964)
Actor, Robert Kelker-Kelly (1964)
Musician, Gerardo (1965)
Actor, John Cryer (1965)
Actor, Martin Lawrence (1965)
Actress, Fran Robinson (1970)
Musician, Selena (1971, d.1995)
Musician, Max Beesley (1971)
Actor, Moses Chan (1971)
Musician, Bonnie Pink (1973)
Musician, Mat Devine (1974)
Actress, Valarie Rae Miller (1974)
Actor, Sean Maher (1975)
Actor, Nick Pickard (1975)
Actor, Lukas Haas (1976)
Actress, Kelli O'Hara (1976)
Model, Alek Wek (1977)
Actress, Lara Dutta (1978)
Actor, Jesse Tendler (1980)
Wrestler, Paul London (1980)
Musician, Marie Digby (1983)
Actor, Noah Fleiss (1984)
Actor, Benjamin Rojas (1985)
TV announcer, Milton J Cross (1987)
Actress, Lorraine Nicholson (1990)
Actress, Liliana Mumy (1994)
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