January 16th - Basic Facts:
- January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 15.
- Next day is January 17.
January 16th Deaths (Here)
January 16th Events:
27 BC – Augustus title is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
550 – The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome by bribing the Isaurian garrison (Gothic War, 535–552).
1120 – The Council of Nablus is held.
1362 – North Sea storm tide destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
1412 – The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 – First grammar of the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1547 – Ivan IV of Russia (a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible) becomes Tsar of Russia.
1556 – Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason (Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England).
1581 – The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
1605 – First edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) is published in Madrid.
1707 – Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union (leading to creation of Great Britain).
1761 – British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1777 – Vermont declares independence from New York.
1780 – Battle of Cape St. Vincent (American Revolution).
1809 – Peninsular War - British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1847 – John C. Fremont - appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1878 – Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) – Battle of Plovdiv: Plovdiv liberated from Ottoman rule.
1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act is passed.
1900 – The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899.
1909 – Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1919 – The United States ratifies the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker (Führerbunker).
1956 – President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
1968 – The Youth International Party is founded.
1969 – Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague.
1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1979 – Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family - relocates to Egypt.
1986 – First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1991 – Beginning of Gulf War (U.S. Time) - United States goes to war with Iraq.
1992 – Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City (signed by El Salvador officials & rebel leaders).
2001 – Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila assassinated - by one of his own bodyguards.
2002 – UN Security Council arms embargo & the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, & Taliban.
2006 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president; Africa's first female elected head of state.
Posted by ALCHEssMIST.
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