11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 16th April

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1746 - The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles (Bonnie Prince Charlie) Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland

2. 1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly across the English Channel

3. 1917 - Lenin returns to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland

4. 1943 - The hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered

5. 1947 - The term 'Cold War' is used for the first time

6. 1953 - Thousands welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they arrived in Scotland to launch the new Royal Yacht Britannia.

7. 1964 - Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called 'Great Train Robbery'. The robbers get 300 years

8. 1964 - The Rolling Stones band's debut album, The Rolling Stones, issued in the US as England's Newest Hit Makers is released

9. 1972 - NASA launches the Apollo 16 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida

10. 2003 - Michael Jordan plays his last NBA game for the Washington Wizards

11. 2007 - Student Cho Seung Hui goes on a killing spree at Virginia Tech, killing a former girlfriend and her next door neighbor. He went on to kill 30 other students before taking his own life

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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