On This Day: April 16th
This is 107th day of the year and 259 days remain in the year.
Most of Texas City, Tex., destroyed when French ship Grandcamp exploded.
Financier Bernard Baruch coined the term “cold war” in a speech in South Carolina.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.
April 16 BirthdaysCharlie Chaplin(Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin), 1889–1977, English film actor, director, producer, writer, and composer, born in London.
John Millington Syngedramatist
Kareem Abdul-Jabbarbasketball player
Selena Quintanilla Perezsinger
Wilbur Wrightairplane inventor