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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.

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January 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1556
    Philip II becomes King of Spain.
  • 1786
    The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1847
    John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
  • 1945
    Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
  • 1956
    President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
  • 1969
    Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets’ crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
  • 1969
    Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
  • 2003
    The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1516
    Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
  • 1901
    Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • 1906
    Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
  • 1928
    William Kennedy, American author
  • 1944
    Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1950
    Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • 1955
    Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
  • 1962
    Tracey Moore, voice actress
  • 1970
    Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
  • 1985
    Joe Flacco, American football player

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