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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.

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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)

  • 550
    Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 1120
    The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1362
    A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
  • 1581
    The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 1761
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
  • 1945
    Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
  • 1968
    The Youth International Party is founded.
  • 1970
    Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1991
    The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
  • 1992
    El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war that claimed at least 75,000.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1895
    Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1932
    Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
  • 1933
    Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Marilyn Horne, American opera singer
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1947
    Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • 1972
    Joe Horn, American football player
  • 1988
    Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
  • 1989
    Yvonne Zima, American actress
  • 1991
    Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player

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