This Day In History
April 16
Year 4 Day 258 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1651 April 16 The first theatre piece played at Montreal – Le Cid
1827 April 16 Born - Octave Crémazie, poet (died 1879)
1874 April 16 Louis Riel is barred from taking his seat in the House of Commons.
1894 April 16 Died - Joseph-Charles Taché, a Canadian noted for his contributions to many aspects of the fabric of Canada (b.1820)
1904 April 16 Born - Fifi D'Orsay, actress (d.1983)
1907 April 16 Born - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, inventor, businessman and founder of Bombardier Inc. (d.1964)
1919 April 16 Born - Louis Harrington Lewry, politician and reporter (d.1992)
1923 April 16 Born - April 16 - Samuel Nathan Cohen, critic
1935 April 16 Born - April 16 - Ray Frenette, 28th Premier of New Brunswick
1945 April 16 April 16 - World War II: HMCS Esquimalt is sunk off Halifax by a German U-boat.
1948 April 16 Born - April 16 - Reg Alcock, politician, minister, MP for Winnipeg South (1993–2006); President of the Treasury Board (2003–2006) (d.2011)
1949 April 16 Born -  Sandy Hawley, jockey
1982 April 16 Born - Aaron Feltham, water polo player
1992 April 16 April 16 to 19: Abduction and Murder of Kristen French.
1995 April 16 The Turbot War ends as Canada and the European Union reach an agreement
1998 April 16 April 16 - Marie-Louise Meilleur, supercentenarian, the oldest validated Canadian ever (born 1880)
1999 April 16 April 16 - Wayne Gretzky retires from ice hockey.
2001 April 16 Died - Horace Gwynne, boxer and Olympic gold medalist (born 1913)
2002 April 16 The New York Sun, partially owned by former Canadian Conrad Black, is launched
2004 April 16 Canadian hostage in Iraq, Fadi Ihsan Fadel, freed.
2004 April 16 April 16 - Canadian Member of Parliament John Cannis (Scarborough Centre Liberal Party) calls for deportation of Abdurahman Khadr.
2004 April 16 The auction firm that Svend Robinson stole the ring from says it will not pursue charges against him.
2006 April 16 April 16 - Harold Horwood, novelist and non-fiction writer (born 1923)
2006 April 16 Hunter Jim Martell kills a Grizzly-polar bear hybrid on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories.
2011 April 16 Died -Serge LeClerc, 61, ex-criminal, former politician (born 1950)
2011 April 16 Died - Allan Blakeney, 85, politician, premier of Saskatchewan (1971–1982), liver cancer (born 1925)