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January 16th, 2027 (January 16 2027)EventThe title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.Julius Caesar Quotes
January 16th, 2007 (January 16 2007)DeathRon Carey, American actor (born in 1935)
January 16th, 2007 (January 16 2007)DeathBenny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (born in 1941)
January 16th, 2006 (January 16 2006)EventEllen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia s new president. She becomes Africa s first female elected head of state.
January 16th, 2006 (January 16 2006)DeathStanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (born in 1923)
January 16th, 2005 (January 16 2005)DeathMarjorie Williams, American journalist (born in 1958)
January 16th, 2004 (January 16 2004)DeathKalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (born in 1930)
January 16th, 2003 (January 16 2003)EventThe Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
January 16th, 2003 (January 16 2003)DeathRichard Wainwright, English politician (born in 1918)
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)EventThe UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban. Osama bin Laden Quotes
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)DeathRobert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (born in 1916)
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)DeathMichael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (born in 1923)
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)DeathBobo Olson, American boxer (born in 1928)
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)DeathEddie Meduza, Swedish composer (born in 1948)
January 16th, 2002 (January 16 2002)DeathRon Taylor, American actor (born in 1952)
January 16th, 2001 (January 16 2001)EventCongolese President Laurent-Desire Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
January 16th, 2001 (January 16 2001)EventUS President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
January 16th, 2001 (January 16 2001)DeathLaurent-Desire Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (born in 1939)
January 16th, 2001 (January 16 2001)DeathAuberon Waugh, British author and journalist (born in 1939)
January 16th, 2000 (January 16 2000)DeathWill "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (born in 1928)
January 16th, 2000 (January 16 2000)DeathJohn Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (born in 1959)
January 16th, 1999 (January 16 1999)DeathJim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (born in 1915)
January 16th, 1998 (January 16 1998)DeathDimitris Horn, Greek actor (born in 1921)
January 16th, 1997 (January 16 1997)DeathEnnis Cosby, son of entertainer Bill Cosby (born in 1969)Bill Cosby Quotes
January 16th, 1996 (January 16 1996)EventGreek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou resigns from office for health reasons.
January 16th, 1996 (January 16 1996)DeathMarcia Davenport, American author and music critic (born in 1903)
January 16th, 1995 (January 16 1995)DeathEric Mottram, English poet, teacher, critic, and editor (born in 1924)
January 16th, 1993 (January 16 1993)DeathJon Pall Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (born in 1960)
January 16th, 1992 (January 16 1992)EventEl Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
January 16th, 1991 (January 16 1991)EventThe United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
January 16th, 1988 (January 16 1988)BirthNicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer.
January 16th, 1988 (January 16 1988)DeathAndrija Artukovic, Croatian war criminal (born in 1899)
January 16th, 1988 (January 16 1988)DeathBallard Berkeley, English actor (born in 1904)
January 16th, 1987 (January 16 1987)BirthLauren McAvoy, British fashion model
January 16th, 1987 (January 16 1987)DeathBertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (born in 1928)
January 16th, 1986 (January 16 1986)EventFirst meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
January 16th, 1986 (January 16 1986)DeathHerbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (born in 1892)
January 16th, 1985 (January 16 1985)BirthJonathan Richter, Danish professional football midfielder
January 16th, 1985 (January 16 1985)DeathRobert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (born in 1910)
January 16th, 1984 (January 16 1984)BirthJared Slingerland, Canadian musician
January 16th, 1983 (January 16 1983)BirthEmanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
January 16th, 1982 (January 16 1982)BirthSamuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
January 16th, 1982 (January 16 1982)BirthTuncay Sanl?, Turkish footballer
January 16th, 1982 (January 16 1982)DeathRed Smith, American sports columnist (born in 1905)
January 16th, 1981 (January 16 1981)BirthBobby Zamora, English footballer
January 16th, 1981 (January 16 1981)BirthNick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
January 16th, 1981 (January 16 1981)DeathBernard Lee, English actor (born in 1908)
January 16th, 1980 (January 16 1980)BirthAlbert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
January 16th, 1980 (January 16 1980)BirthMichelle Wild, Hungarian model
January 16th, 1980 (January 16 1980)BirthSeydou Keita, Malian footballer
January 16th, 1980 (January 16 1980)BirthLin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)EventThe Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)BirthAaliyah, American singer (died in 2001)
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)BirthBrenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)BirthJason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)DeathTed Cassidy, American actor (born in 1932)
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)DeathAugust Heissmeyer, German SS officer (born in 1897)
January 16th, 1978 (January 16 1978)BirthAlfredo Amezaga, Mexican baseball playerAlfred Ayer Quotes
January 16th, 1977 (January 16 1977)BirthJeff Foster, American basketball player
January 16th, 1976 (January 16 1976)BirthViktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
January 16th, 1976 (January 16 1976)BirthMartina Moravcova, Slovak female swimmer
January 16th, 1975 (January 16 1975)BirthGreg Strause, American visual effects creator
January 16th, 1975 (January 16 1975)BirthGillian Iliana Waters, American actressEric Gill Quotes
January 16th, 1974 (January 16 1974)BirthMarlon Anderson, American baseball player
January 16th, 1974 (January 16 1974)BirthKate Moss, English model
January 16th, 1973 (January 16 1973)BirthJosie Davis, American actress
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthRuben Bagger, Danish soccer player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthAng Christou, Austrailian soccer player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthDameon Clarke, Canadian actor
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthYuri Drozdov, Russian soccer player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthEzra Hendrickson, Vincentian soccer player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthSalah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthJoe Horn, American football player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthRichard T. Jones, American actor
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthGreg Page, Australian musician and actor
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)BirthAlen Peternac, Croatian soccer player
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)DeathTeller Ammons, American politician (born in 1895)
January 16th, 1972 (January 16 1972)DeathRoss Bagdasarian, Sr., American actor and creator of The Chipmunks (born in 1919)
January 16th, 1971 (January 16 1971)BirthSergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player
January 16th, 1971 (January 16 1971)DeathPhilippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (born in 1890)
January 16th, 1970 (January 16 1970)EventBuckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.Buckminster Fuller Quotes
January 16th, 1970 (January 16 1970)BirthGarth Ennis, Irish comic book author
January 16th, 1970 (January 16 1970)BirthBrendan O Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
January 16th, 1970 (January 16 1970)BirthRon Villone, American baseball player
January 16th, 1969 (January 16 1969)EventCzech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
January 16th, 1969 (January 16 1969)BirthRoy Jones Jr., American boxer
January 16th, 1969 (January 16 1969)BirthDead, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (died in 1991)
January 16th, 1969 (January 16 1969)DeathVernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (born in 1903)
January 16th, 1969 (January 16 1969)DeathJan Palach, Czech protester against the Soviet led invasion.(born in 1948)
January 16th, 1968 (January 16 1968)EventThe Youth International Party is founded.
January 16th, 1968 (January 16 1968)BirthDavid Chokachi, American actor
January 16th, 1967 (January 16 1967)DeathRobert J. Van de Graaff, American nuclear physicist (born in 1901)
January 16th, 1965 (January 16 1965)BirthMaxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
January 16th, 1963 (January 16 1963)BirthJames May, English television presenter
January 16th, 1963 (January 16 1963)DeathIke Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (born in 1918)
January 16th, 1962 (January 16 1962)BirthPaul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
January 16th, 1962 (January 16 1962)BirthJoel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
January 16th, 1962 (January 16 1962)DeathIvan Mestrovic, Croatian sculptor (born in 1883)
January 16th, 1962 (January 16 1962)DeathFrank Hurley, Australian photographer (born in 1885)
January 16th, 1961 (January 16 1961)BirthPaul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (died in 2007)
January 16th, 1961 (January 16 1961)BirthJill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
January 16th, 1959 (January 16 1959)BirthJuanita Bynum, American televangelist
January 16th, 1959 (January 16 1959)BirthSade, Nigerian-born singer
January 16th, 1958 (January 16 1958)BirthAnatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (died in 1997)
January 16th, 1958 (January 16 1958)BirthLena Ek, Swedish politician
January 16th, 1957 (January 16 1957)DeathArturo Toscanini, Italian conductor (born in 1867)
January 16th, 1957 (January 16 1957)Death1st Earl of Athlone, British royal, Governor-General of South Africa and Canada (born in 1874)
January 16th, 1956 (January 16 1956)EventPresident Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
January 16th, 1956 (January 16 1956)BirthJennifer Dale, Canadian actress
January 16th, 1956 (January 16 1956)BirthMartin Jol, Dutch football managerMartin Jol Quotes
January 16th, 1956 (January 16 1956)BirthIvan Safronov, Russian journalist (died in 2007)
January 16th, 1953 (January 16 1953)BirthRobert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (died in 1984)
January 16th, 1952 (January 16 1952)BirthKing Fuad II of Egypt
January 16th, 1951 (January 16 1951)BirthGlenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
January 16th, 1950 (January 16 1950)BirthDebbie Allen, American dancer and choreographer
January 16th, 1950 (January 16 1950)BirthDamo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
January 16th, 1949 (January 16 1949)BirthAndrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
January 16th, 1948 (January 16 1948)BirthJohn Carpenter, American film director
January 16th, 1948 (January 16 1948)BirthDalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (died in 2002)
January 16th, 1948 (January 16 1948)BirthCliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
January 16th, 1948 (January 16 1948)BirthRuth Reichl, American magazine editor
January 16th, 1947 (January 16 1947)BirthLaura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
January 16th, 1947 (January 16 1947)BirthMagdalen Nabb, British author (died in 2007)
January 16th, 1947 (January 16 1947)BirthHarvey Proctor, British politician
January 16th, 1946 (January 16 1946)BirthKabir Bedi, Indian actor Kabir Quotes
January 16th, 1946 (January 16 1946)BirthRonnie Milsap, American singer and songwriter
January 16th, 1946 (January 16 1946)BirthKatia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
January 16th, 1945 (January 16 1945)EventAdolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Fuhrerbunker.Adolf Hitler Quotes
January 16th, 1944 (January 16 1944)BirthJim Stafford, American singer and songwriter
January 16th, 1943 (January 16 1943)BirthGavin Bryars, English composer and double bassist
January 16th, 1943 (January 16 1943)BirthBrian Ferneyhough, British composer
January 16th, 1942 (January 16 1942)BirthRene Angelil, Canadian music executive
January 16th, 1942 (January 16 1942)BirthBarbara Lynn, American singer
January 16th, 1942 (January 16 1942)DeathPrince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada (born in 1850)
January 16th, 1942 (January 16 1942)DeathCarole Lombard, American actress (born in 1908)
January 16th, 1938 (January 16 1938)EventThe famous jazz concert by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and special guests takes place at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the first jazz performance in that venue.
January 16th, 1938 (January 16 1938)BirthJo Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
January 16th, 1937 (January 16 1937)BirthLorraine Bayly, Australian actress
January 16th, 1937 (January 16 1937)BirthLuiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
January 16th, 1936 (January 16 1936)DeathAlbert Fish, American serial killer (born in 1870)
January 16th, 1935 (January 16 1935)BirthA.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
January 16th, 1935 (January 16 1935)DeathMa Barker, American criminal (born in 1871)
January 16th, 1934 (January 16 1934)BirthMarilyn Horne, American opera singer
January 16th, 1933 (January 16 1933)BirthSusan Sontag, American writer (died in 2004)Susan Sontag Quotes
January 16th, 1932 (January 16 1932)BirthDian Fossey, American zoologist (died in 1985)
January 16th, 1931 (January 16 1931)BirthJohannes Rau, German politician (died in 2006)
January 16th, 1930 (January 16 1930)BirthClarence Ray Allen, American murderer (died in 2006)
January 16th, 1930 (January 16 1930)BirthNorman Podhoretz, US writer, foreign policy adviser
January 16th, 1928 (January 16 1928)BirthPilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (died in 1996)
January 16th, 1928 (January 16 1928)BirthWilliam Kennedy, American author
January 16th, 1924 (January 16 1924)BirthKaty Jurado, Mexican actress (died in 2002)
January 16th, 1924 (January 16 1924)DeathWinifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (born in 1859)
January 16th, 1923 (January 16 1923)BirthAnthony Hecht, American poet (died in 2004)
January 16th, 1923 (January 16 1923)BirthGene Feist, American stage actor and producer
January 16th, 1922 (January 16 1922)BirthErnesto Bonino, Italian singer (died in 2008)
January 16th, 1921 (January 16 1921)BirthFrancesco Scavullo, American photographer (died in 2004)
January 16th, 1920 (January 16 1920)EventZeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is founded on the campus of Howard University.
January 16th, 1920 (January 16 1920)BirthAlberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (died in 1991)
January 16th, 1920 (January 16 1920)DeathReginald De Koven, American music critic and composer of operettas (born in 1859)
January 16th, 1919 (January 16 1919)EventTemperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
January 16th, 1919 (January 16 1919)DeathFrancisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (born in 1848)
January 16th, 1918 (January 16 1918)BirthNel Benschop, Dutch poet (died in 2005)
January 16th, 1918 (January 16 1918)BirthClem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (died in 2007)
January 16th, 1918 (January 16 1918)BirthStirling Silliphant, American writer (died in 1996)Stirling Silliphant Quotes
January 16th, 1917 (January 16 1917)BirthCarl Karcher, founded the Carl s Jr. hamburger chain (died in 2008)
January 16th, 1917 (January 16 1917)DeathGeorge Dewey, U.S. admiral (born in 1837)
January 16th, 1916 (January 16 1916)BirthPhilip Lucock, Australian politician and Presbyterian minister (died in 1996)
January 16th, 1914 (January 16 1914)BirthRoger Wagner, American choral musician (died in 1992)
January 16th, 1911 (January 16 1911)BirthRoger Lapebie, French cyclist (died in 1996)
January 16th, 1911 (January 16 1911)BirthEduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d.1982)
January 16th, 1910 (January 16 1910)BirthDizzy Dean, American baseball player (died in 1974)
January 16th, 1909 (January 16 1909)EventErnest Shackleton s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
January 16th, 1908 (January 16 1908)BirthEthel Merman, American actress and singer (died in 1984)
January 16th, 1908 (January 16 1908)BirthGunther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (died in 1941)
January 16th, 1907 (January 16 1907)BirthAlexander Knox, Canadian actor (died in 1995)
January 16th, 1907 (January 16 1907)BirthPaul Nitze, American government official (died in 2004)
January 16th, 1906 (January 16 1906)BirthDiana Wynyard, British actress (died in 1964)
January 16th, 1906 (January 16 1906)DeathMarshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (born in 1834)
January 16th, 1905 (January 16 1905)BirthErnesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (died in 1989)
January 16th, 1903 (January 16 1903)BirthWilliam Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver and WWII resistance fighter (died in 1945, by execution)
January 16th, 1902 (January 16 1902)BirthEric Liddell, Scottish runner (died in 1945)
January 16th, 1901 (January 16 1901)BirthFulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (died in 1973)
January 16th, 1901 (January 16 1901)BirthFrank Zamboni, American inventor (died in 1988)
January 16th, 1901 (January 16 1901)DeathHiram Revels, U.S. Senator, first African-American to serve in the United States Congress (born in 1822)
January 16th, 1901 (January 16 1901)DeathJules Barbier, French opera librettist (born in 1825)
January 16th, 1901 (January 16 1901)DeathArnold Bocklin, Swiss painter (born in 1827)
January 16th, 1900 (January 16 1900)EventThe United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
January 16th, 1898 (January 16 1898)BirthIrving Rapper, UK-US film director (died in 1999)
January 16th, 1898 (January 16 1898)BirthMargaret Booth, American film editor (died in 2002)
January 16th, 1898 (January 16 1898)DeathCharles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (born in 1802)
January 16th, 1897 (January 16 1897)BirthCarlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (died in 1977)
January 16th, 1896 (January 16 1896)EventDefeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
January 16th, 1895 (January 16 1895)BirthNat Schachner, American author (died in 1955)
January 16th, 1894 (January 16 1894)BirthIrving Mills, American jazz music publisher (died in 1985)
January 16th, 1893 (January 16 1893)BirthDaisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (died in 1981)
January 16th, 1891 (January 16 1891)DeathLeo Delibes, French composer (born in 1836)
January 16th, 1888 (January 16 1888)BirthOsip Brik, Russian writer (died in 1945)
January 16th, 1886 (January 16 1886)BirthJohn Hamilton, American actor (died in 1958)John Milton Quotes
January 16th, 1886 (January 16 1886)DeathAmilcare Ponchielli, Italian opera composer (born in 1834)
January 16th, 1885 (January 16 1885)BirthZhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (died in 1967)
January 16th, 1883 (January 16 1883)EventThe Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
January 16th, 1879 (January 16 1879)DeathOctave Cremazie, French Canadian poet (born in 1827)
January 16th, 1878 (January 16 1878)EventCaptain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
January 16th, 1878 (January 16 1878)BirthHarry Carey, American silent film actor (died in 1947)
January 16th, 1875 (January 16 1875)BirthLeonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (died in 1947)
January 16th, 1874 (January 16 1874)BirthRobert W. Service, Canadian poet (died in 1958)
January 16th, 1872 (January 16 1872)BirthEdward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (died in 1966)
January 16th, 1872 (January 16 1872)BirthHenri Busser, French composer (died in 1973)
January 16th, 1865 (January 16 1865)DeathEdmond Francois Valentin About, French writer (born in 1828)
January 16th, 1864 (January 16 1864)EventSecond Schleswig War: King Christian IX of Denmark declares war on the German Confederation in order to occupy Schleswig.
January 16th, 1864 (January 16 1864)DeathAnton Schindler, Austrian biographer of Beethoven (born in 1795)
January 16th, 1856 (January 16 1856)DeathThaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (born in 1795)
January 16th, 1853 (January 16 1853)BirthAndre Michelin, French industrialist (died in 1931)
January 16th, 1853 (January 16 1853)BirthSir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (died in 1937)
January 16th, 1853 (January 16 1853)BirthGen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (died in 1947)
January 16th, 1847 (January 16 1847)EventJohn C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
January 16th, 1844 (January 16 1844)BirthIsmail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (died in 1919)
January 16th, 1838 (January 16 1838)BirthFranz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (died in 1917) Philo Quotes
January 16th, 1836 (January 16 1836)BirthKing Francis II of the Two Sicilies (died in 1894)
January 16th, 1834 (January 16 1834)BirthRobert R. Hitt, American politician (died in 1906)
January 16th, 1834 (January 16 1834)DeathJean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (born in 1769)
January 16th, 1821 (January 16 1821)BirthJohn C. Breckinridge, U.S. Vice-President and Confederate general (died in 1875)
January 16th, 1817 (January 16 1817)DeathAlexander J. Dallas, American statesman (born in 1759)
January 16th, 1815 (January 16 1815)BirthHenry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (died in 1872)
January 16th, 1809 (January 16 1809)EventPeninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruna.
January 16th, 1809 (January 16 1809)DeathJohn Moore, British general (born in 1761)
January 16th, 1807 (January 16 1807)BirthCharles Henry Davis, American Civil War Admiral (d 1877)
January 16th, 1794 (January 16 1794)DeathEdward Gibbon, English historian (born in 1737)Edward Gibbon Quotes
January 16th, 1780 (January 16 1780)EventAmerican Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
January 16th, 1777 (January 16 1777)EventVermont declares its independence from New York.
January 16th, 1761 (January 16 1761)EventThe British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
January 16th, 1752 (January 16 1752)DeathFrancis Blomefield, English topographer (born in 1705)
January 16th, 1750 (January 16 1750)DeathIvan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (born in 1667)
January 16th, 1748 (January 16 1748)DeathArnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (born in 1684)
January 16th, 1747 (January 16 1747)DeathBarthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (born in 1680)
January 16th, 1728 (January 16 1728)BirthNiccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (died in 1800)
January 16th, 1711 (January 16 1711)DeathJoseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (born in 1651)
January 16th, 1710 (January 16 1710)DeathEmperor Higashiyama of Japan (born in 1675)
January 16th, 1707 (January 16 1707)EventThe Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
January 16th, 1675 (January 16 1675)BirthLouis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (died in 1755)
January 16th, 1659 (January 16 1659)DeathCharles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (born in 1580)
January 16th, 1634 (January 16 1634)BirthDorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (died in 1716)
January 16th, 1626 (January 16 1626)BirthLucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (died in 1699)
January 16th, 1616 (January 16 1616)BirthFrancois de Vendome, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (died in 1669)
January 16th, 1605 (January 16 1605)EventThe first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.Miguel de Cervantes Quotes
January 16th, 1585 (January 16 1585)DeathEdward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (born in 1512)
January 16th, 1581 (January 16 1581)EventThe English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
January 16th, 1572 (January 16 1572)EventThomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
January 16th, 1556 (January 16 1556)EventPhilip II becomes King of Spain.
January 16th, 1554 (January 16 1554)DeathChristiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (born in 1480)
January 16th, 1547 (January 16 1547)EventIvan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
January 16th, 1547 (January 16 1547)DeathJohannes Schoner, German astronomer and cartographer (born in 1477)
January 16th, 1545 (January 16 1545)DeathGeorge Spalatin, German reformer (born in 1484)
January 16th, 1501 (January 16 1501)BirthAnthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (died in 1559) Henry VIII of England Quotes
January 16th, 1492 (January 16 1492)EventThe first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.
January 16th, 1477 (January 16 1477)BirthJohannes Schoner, German astronomer and cartographer (died in 1547)
January 16th, 1412 (January 16 1412)EventThe Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
January 16th, 1409 (January 16 1409)BirthRene I of Naples (died in 1480)
January 16th, 1400 (January 16 1400)DeathJohn Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (born in 1352)
January 16th, 1362 (January 16 1362)EventA great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
January 16th, 1245 (January 16 1245)BirthEdmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (died in 1296)
January 16th, 1120 (January 16 1120)EventThe Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
January 16th, 0960 (January 16 0960)DeathPolyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
January 16th, 0550 (January 16 0550)EventGothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.

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