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April 16 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Ground was broken for The Hollywood retail center.
- 2008: An 18-wheeler dropped a steel beam on I-20/59 south.
- 2007: Birmingham News reporter Brett Blackledge won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism.
- 1998: The Homewood Public Library held a grand reopening after a major renovation of the facility.
- 1979: E. O. Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for On Human Nature.
- 1963: Martin Luther King Jr completed his "Letter from Birmingham Jail".
- 1958: Sammy Salvo performed on American Bandstand.
- 1956: Phipps Piano Co. opened on 4th Avenue North.
- 1946: Milo Carlton and his wife Bea opened the original Milo's Hamburgers in Norwood.
- 1946: The father of Ross Gray received his Medal of Honor in a ceremony at Centreville High School.
- 1891: President Benjamin Harrison delivered a speech at Capitol Park.
- 1865: Wilson's Raiders engaged in the Battle of West Point, Georgia, six days after Lee surrendered at Appomattox.
- 1955: Musician Mart Avant was born.
- 1954: Radio announcer Lissa LeGrand was born.
- 1929: Behavioral psychologist Emil Menzel was born in Champa, India.
- 1929: Restaurateur Nick Erben was born.
- 1915: TCI worker O. D. Henderson was born in Clark County.
- 1912: Southern Toy Co. president Billy Edmundson was born.
- 1906: Professional baseball player Tommy Sewell was born in Titus.
- 1993: Restaurateur Sherman Kao died.
- 1986: Ensley Grill manager Nathan Madison was killed during a robbery.