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Monday January 16, 2017

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2017 was the 16th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1547
    Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1556
    Philip II becomes King of Spain.
  • 1761
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
  • 1919
    Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 1938
    The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1728
    Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1838
    Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1897
    Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1910
    Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 1915
    Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
  • 1942
    René Angélil, Canadian music executive
  • 1955
    Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
  • 1972
    Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
  • 1978
    Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • 1981
    Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)

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