Historical Events for 16th April 2019

1906 – 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
1942 – Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship
1945 – German troops in Groningen surrender
1951 – British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
1956 – 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in race record 2:14:14
1964 – 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain’s 1963 “Great Train Robbery”
1984 – Oakland A’s Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
1989 – Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
2014 – South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.
2017 – World record for gathering of Charlie Chaplin lookalikes – 662 at Manoir de Ban, Chaplin museum in Vevey, Switzerland

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