This day in history, April 16 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, April 16

Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, April 16.

1889: Actor, director and producer Charlie Chaplin is born in London, England.

1940: Cleveland pitcher Bob Feller throws the only opening day no-hitter in MLB history, as Indians beat White Sox 1-0.

1945: Red Army begins final assault on German forces around Berlin.

1947: Shipping freighter explodes in port at Texas City, Texas. Final death toll from blast and ensuing fire is just under 600.

1962: Walter Cronkite replaces Douglas Edwards on the CBS Evening News. Later earns title of "most trusted man in America."

2007: Lone gunman kills 32 people and wounds 17 at Virginia Tech University before taking his own life.

2013: Former NFL player and sportscaster Pat Summerall dies in Dallas, Texas at age 82.

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