This Day in History: April 16

In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer unveiled his latest Baltimore sign, a 41-foot pylon near Russell Street. During his administration, Schaefer placed a variety of signs throughout the city in order to revamp Baltimore’s image. (Walter M. McCardell, Baltimore Sun photo, 1982)

1789: President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Va., for his inauguration in New York.

1889: Actor Charlie Chaplin was born in London.

1912: Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

1935: The radio comedy program “Fibber McGee and Molly” premiered on the NBC Blue Network.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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