Historical Events for 16th April 2024

1849 – Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “Le prophète” premieres in Paris
1917 – 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2
1943 – 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
1948 – Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
1962 – 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48; second straight win and 3rd title overall
1962 – Brazil nationalizes US businesses
1975 – Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
1992 – NY Rangers win team record 50th game
1994 – Circus performers Marissa Young (24) and Matt Richardson (21) wed
2020 – New study claims a multi-decade megadrought is already under way in the western US, published in journal “Science”

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