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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining April 16. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is April 16 so important!

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Top 10 April 16 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. April 16, 2016 will be the 500 year anniversary of Bavaria adopting the Reinheitsgebot. It is a law that said that the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. It was later amended to include yeast.

  2. Sybil Ludington was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War, famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American forces to the approach of the British, similar to the ride of Paul Revere. She rode more than twice the distance of Revere, alone, and was 16 years old at the time.

  3. The first official "Catholic Church" recorded same sex marriage was in Spain on April 16, 1061 and the church NEVER annulled it...

  4. Steve Comisar sold clotheslines as a "solar-powered clothes dryer" for $40. He is in federal prison right now and is scheduled to be released April 16, 2018.

  5. Apollo 16 pilot Charles Duke left a plastic-encased photo portrait of his family on the surface of the moon with the message "This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth. Landed on the Moon, April 1972."

  6. On April 20, 1972 Apollo 16 landed safely on Moon after a seven hour engine crisis. Eighteen days later (and after returning to Earth) the ground servicing equipment being used on the command module exploded sending 46 people to the hospital, and shattering 40 windows in the hangar.

  7. On April 16, 1912, Quimby took off from Dover, England, and made the 59 minute flight to Calais, becoming the first woman to pilot a plane across the English Channel.

  8. On the morning of April 16, 2013 a team of gunmen opened fire using sniper rifles and .30 caliber rounds on the Metcalf Transmission Substation in San Jose CA, severely damaging 17 transformers. The attack resulted in over $15 million worth of damage.

  9. The land speed record on the Moon is of 16.9 km/h (10.5 mph). It was achieved during Apollo 16 by John W. Young and Charles Duke on April 23, 1972 during a 5 h 40 min moonwalk.

  10. Sybil's father learned, on April 26, 1777, when Sybil was only 16, that the British were attacking Danbury. In order to gather as many troops as possible, Sybil offered to make the night ride across the countryside to alert the militia that they needed additional forces.

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On 16 April 2010 the drummer of the band "You Say Party We Say Die" collapsed on stage and died two days later. They are now called "You Say Party".

The bloodiest attack on journalism in Europe in recent memory happened on April 23, 1999 when NATO bombed the headquarters of Serbian state radio and television, killing 16 people

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea started construction in 1987, stopped in 1992, and after 16 years(April 2008), Egyptian company Orascom finished the pyramid shaped exterior, but the interior still hasn't been finished after 28 years.

Apollo 16 mission departed for the moon on April 16, 1972, and was the second-to-last crewed mission to the moon.

On April 6th, 1926 a 16 year old boy named Phillip McClean was killed when he and his brother came across a Cassowary bird on their property. They tried to kill it, but it kicked Philip in the neck, most likely severing his jugular, and he bled to death.

on the eve of Titanic's sinking, April 16, 1912, the offices of the White Star line were eerily closed and dark. People calling or visiting the office for word of loved ones were met with silence. The office resided in the Gunst Building in San Francisco on Geary Street.

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface. While he was on the moon, he left a photo of this family portrait of him, his two sons, and his wife.

On April 16, 1943 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD, though he first synthesized it on November 16, 1938

124 University of California staff members have been investigated for sexual misconduct between January 1, 2013 to April 16, 2016

A widely circulated and believed story that US cadets were taught the lessons of Chinese model worker Sergeant Lei Feng was discovered to be an April Fool's job by the author, 16 years later.

Albert Hofmann, who synthesized LSD. On 16 April 1943, he accidentally consumed some LSD and discovered its powerful effects. Three days later, he intentionally ingested 0.25 mg of LSD, whose effects he began to feel as he rode home on a bike. This was the first LSD trip.

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea started construction in 1987, stopped in 1992, and after 16 years(April 2008), Egyptian company Orascom finished the pyramid shaped exterior, but the interior still hasn't been finished after 28 years.

The NGA proposes demolishing a community of 1800's homes near downtown St. Louis, for mere government offices. There are at least 3 other sites. Comments can be submitted on the negative impacts of the NGA's historic neighborhood demolition plans by April 16, 2016.

The Doolittle Raid was an air raid led by LtCol Jimmy Doolittle of the USAAF in reprisal for the Pearl Harbor attack. On April 18th, 1942, 16 bombers launched from the USS Hornet, causing negligible damage, but proved Tokyo was vulnerable, and caused significant psychological trauma to Japan.

This day - April 16, 1178 BCE - was the Return of Odysseus

after discovering the first-ever case of a new strain of H1N1 on April 15th, 2009, the CDC began work on a vaccine 6 days later, released a gene sequence 9 days later, and had finished developing a test which was shipping globally 16 days later.

Benito Mussolini was executed at 16:10 on April 28th, but the accounts on his last words and his last actions are taken from semi-conflicting stories, written by Stelle, Lazzaro, and Bandini. The accounts of the executioners also conflicted with one another.

About Sybil Ludington, a 16 year-old girl who rode to alert militia forces on the night of April 26, 1777, and who, reportedly, rode twice the distance as Paul Revere.

Today is "Lost" day. Hurley's numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 is April 8, 2015, at 4:23:42 p.m. (military time)

On April 16, 1947, America's worst harbor explosion when the Grandcamp caught fire and blew up, devastating the town. Another ship, the Highflyer, exploded the following day. The explosions and resulting fires killed over 500 people and left 200 missing.

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea started construction in 1987, stopped in 1992, and after 16 years(April 2008), Egyptian company Orascom finished the pyramid shaped exterior, but the interior still hasn't been finished after 28 years.