This Day In History – April 16

Today in Histroy

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.
1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
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
1900 US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
1917 Vladimir Lenin issues his radical “April Theses” calling for Soviets to take power during the Russian Revolution [OS Apr 4]
1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
2003 Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union

Today in Film & TV

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

Today in Music

1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “Le prophète” premieres in Paris

Today in Sports

1929 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers

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