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April 16th, 2008EventStart of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States
April 16th, 2007EventVirginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
April 16th, 2004EventThe super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Trans-Atlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
April 16th, 2003EventThe Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
April 16th, 1992EventThe Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
April 16th, 1990EventThe "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, goes through with his first assisted suicide.
April 16th, 1988EventIn Forli, Italy, Red Brigades kill Italian Senator Roberto Ruffilli, an advisor to Prime Minister Ciriaco de Mita.
April 16th, 1987EventBritish Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates Court in London charged with gross indecency.
April 16th, 1973EventMasada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
April 16th, 1972EventApollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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