On This Day


Shaffer Franklin

In this series, I will look at random days of each month to inform readers about important events that occurred on that exact day in years prior.

For this “On This Day” we are taking a look at history on April 16.

1862: In the US, slavery was abolished by law in the District of Columbia.

1953: The British Royal Yacht, Britannia, was launched.

2016: Axl Rose was announced to be the replacement for singer for AC/DC after Brian Johnson had to leave the band citing hearing issues.