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|April 16th, 2008||Event||Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States|
|April 16th, 2007||Event||Virginia 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, 2004||Event||The 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, 2003||Event||The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.|
|April 16th, 1992||Event||The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.|
|April 16th, 1990||Event||The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, goes through with his first assisted suicide.|
|April 16th, 1988||Event||In Forli, Italy, Red Brigades kill Italian Senator Roberto Ruffilli, an advisor to Prime Minister Ciriaco de Mita.|
|April 16th, 1987||Event||British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates Court in London charged with gross indecency.|
|April 16th, 1973||Event||Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.|
|April 16th, 1972||Event||Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.|
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