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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1996 (January 16 1996)EventGreek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou resigns from office for health reasons.
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, 1986 (January 16 1986)EventFirst meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
January 16th, 1979 (January 16 1979)EventThe Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
January 16th, 1970 (January 16 1970)EventBuckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.Buckminster Fuller Quotes
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, 1968 (January 16 1968)EventThe Youth International Party is founded.
January 16th, 1956 (January 16 1956)EventPresident Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
January 16th, 1945 (January 16 1945)EventAdolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Fuhrerbunker.Adolf Hitler Quotes
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, 1920 (January 16 1920)EventZeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is founded on the campus of Howard University.
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, 1909 (January 16 1909)EventErnest Shackleton s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
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, 1896 (January 16 1896)EventDefeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
January 16th, 1883 (January 16 1883)EventThe Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
January 16th, 1878 (January 16 1878)EventCaptain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
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, 1847 (January 16 1847)EventJohn C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
January 16th, 1809 (January 16 1809)EventPeninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruna.
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, 1707 (January 16 1707)EventThe Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
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, 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, 1547 (January 16 1547)EventIvan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
January 16th, 1492 (January 16 1492)EventThe first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.
January 16th, 1412 (January 16 1412)EventThe Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
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, 1120 (January 16 1120)EventThe Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
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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